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Classes for Quad War 2019

 Updated 9:30pm July 18, 2019.

Registration can now be made on google documents. 

Alternately you can send an email to kataryna_dragonweaver@yahoo.com with you mundane name, sca name and the classes you'd like to attend.

Regardless of registration method, you will recieve and email confirming your status in the class - "enrolled" or "on wait list".

 

TUA - Quad War 2019 - Registration

Friday

Heraldry consultation

Friday 6 - 8 pm at the Inn of the Cup and Bear Sunshade (by the Lemming Tavern)

Session Type:                Drop In

Host:                                 Dame Arwyn of Leicester, O.P.

Need help with your heraldry? want to submit your heraldry paperwork? The Avacal heralds are here to help. Stop by a talk names, get help with device design, have submissions questions.

Length                              2 hs

Cost                                   10$ per heraldic submission

 

Don't Pass Out - Hydration On the Field and Off

Friday 7:30 - 8:30pm TUA Shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Lordship Aelhunn Angarsson

Beware of the heat! Being active outdoors - especially when fighting or working on strenous project requires an awareness of Heat related problems. Learn about Pre, During, and Post hydration and recovery from extreme activities.

Age requirement:        All ages, Youth and Children should have parents present

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited with Pre-registration (so info packs can be printed)

Cost:                                  Free

 

Flirting with the ABC’s

Friday 8 - 9pm at TUA shelter 2

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Naughty Auntie Nasheeta

Have fun learning the art of flirting and the ABC’s. Adults male and female welcome. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

Age requirement:        Under 19 with Parents approval.

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Tea culture in Ancient and Imperial China

Friday 8 pm onwards at the Inn of the Cup and Bear Sunshade (by the Lemming Tavern)

If weather conditions are poor this class will be moved to Sunday 8pm onwards

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       葉蕭龍夫人 / Yè Xiāolong Fūrén  (Frauva Hlif Angarsdottir)

This will be a very relaxed and casual class. We will drink tea, talk about tea, talk about folklore, etiquette and probably explore a few rabbit holes along the way. We will go over various serving methods but I will teach one technique that you will all have a chance to try during the class. Those who do not wish to serve can sit back and drink. There will be several different teas to drink as we learn about the various process.

Please bring a cup, (the smaller the cup the better), chair or blanket to sit on, and since it will be in the evening maybe a cozy coat. If there are any food allergies especially allergy to fermentation please refrain from sampling the tea (you are still very welcomed to assist).

Age requirement:        Well behaved younglings are welcomed.

Class Length:                  As long as it takes. This class will take place in the evening, so you are free to leave when you feel that you have reach your quota of tea.

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  $5 will give you unlimited tea and handouts.

 

The Knight’s Sky

Friday 9:30 pm meet at TUA shelter 1, class will find a good sky watching spot

If sky conditions or poor on Friday this class will be moved to Sunday 9:30pm

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Brother Anthony

A brief history of astronomy and its role and significance in medieval society followed by a tour of the summer night sky.

Meet at TUA sunshade 1 and from there the group will proceed to a good star watching location

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  Until Finished

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Saturday

Laurel Meet and Greet

Saturday 10 - 11am TUA shelter 1

Session type:                 Drop In

Host:                                 Master Mai, O.L.

Come hang out with the laurels talk about your A&S geeks and ask questions about being a laurel, apprentice, or student.

Length:                             1 hr

 

Basic Bronze Casting

Saturday 10 am - 2pm in the Dwarf Encampment

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Don Caiaphas, OWS

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.

Age requirement:        15+

Class Length:                  4 hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Black Smithing (This course will both days)

Saturday 10am - 12 noon at Henry Hamilton’s Forge

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Henry Hamilton

An introduction to basic blacksmithing and forging. The class will touch on some history of the trade and safety practices common to most shops. Henry Hamilton of Ferrebral Iron works has taught at historical townsites, public schools, private bookings, and holds ongoing college classes at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook BC see 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 requirement:        15+, all students will be asked to sign an additional waiver

Class Length:                  2-2 ½ hrs

Class Limit:                      Max 4 students per session

Cost:                                  $40

 

Shooting Timed Ends

Saturday 10:30am-12:30 noon on the Archery Range

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Archos Morrigan

Learn how to improve your timed end shooting. Participants must have their own archery equipment.

Age requirement:        Adults

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Charter Painting

Saturday 11am - 12:30pm TUA shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Maistresse Susane le Peyntour, O.L.

This class will cover paint choices Colours appropriate to different periods And hands on painting practice with feedback.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  1.5hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Class fee $2 to cover paints and photocopies, Students may bring own gouache paint and brushes and pay a reduced fee of $1

 

From Sheep to Yarn: How to Prepare Raw Fleece for Spinning

Saturday 11am - 1pm at the Inn of the Cup and Bear Sunshade (by the Lemming Tavern)

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Rosaline Hampton

Learn how to process raw wool for woollen and worsted spinning. This class will cover cleaning a fleece and preparing the wool for spinning, with a few helpful hints on what type of prep works best for the wool you are working with. This class will be mostly theory, with a bit of hands on carding and combing, so bring a pen and notebook. If you have a pair of carders or combs, please bring them. If you would like to bring a spindle so you can try spinning your carded/combed samples, please do so.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      6

Cost:                                  Free

 

What do You Know About REAL Pirates

Time: Sunday 11am-12pm

TUA Shelter 2

Session type: Discussion

Class Instructor: Peregrine Falconer the Navigator

Question and Answers for young people about pirates in the SCA period: When were they active? Who were they? Where did they live and prey? Were there female pirates? And since pirates seem so scary, who was afraid them? The answers may surprise you - for example, the Viking ship now on display in the Royal Alberta Museum was sunk on purpose - by Vikings - in about 1070 - at the entrance to Roskilde harbour to protect against enemies like pirates!

Age requirement:        Aimed at Youth, Adults welcome

Class Length:                  2 hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Heraldic Display

Saturday 11am - 1pm Baron Percival's Camp beside Schmett's Forge

Session type:                 Drop In

Instructor:                       Baron Percival de la Rocque O.P. Purple Mantle Herald Extraordinary from Ealdormere, and HL Amery Stewart

Open house gathering at Baron Percival's Camp beside Schmett's Forge where we will discuss many forms of heraldic display and interesting ways people can display their heraldry. Based upon my Power Point presentation at the Known World Herald and Scribes symposium of 2015 discussion will follow a basic outline of the presentation. I will attempt to run the power point if it will show up in daylight. I will have a number of hands on items for people to check out and discuss as well as a handout (20 copies on hand) based upon the power point. Will be assisted here by your own Lord Amery Stewart and some of his wonderful display items.

Length:                             2hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited, but only 20 copies of handout available

Cost:                                  Free

 

Introduction to Persian Costuming

Saturday 1 - 2pm TUA shelter 2

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Viscountess Bushra

Introduction to Persian Costuming for both Men and Women with a discussion on tips on how to research particular time periods and caliphates.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  1hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Flirtation and Consent 101

Saturday 1:30 - 2:30pm TUA Shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Maestro Tommaso Tiepolo

Learn about giving and receiving consent both within the SCA and in general. Practice giving and denying consent while learning how to tactfully flirt.

Age requirement:        18+

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Leatherwork 101

Saturday 2 - 4pm TUA shelter 2

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Domenica Piccioni

Introduction to tooling and stamping leather.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  $5

 

Spin-In

Saturday 2 - 4pm at the Inn of the Cup and Bear Sunshade (by the Lemming Tavern)

Session type:                 Drop-In

Instructor:                       Rosaline Hampton

Are you a spinner? Learning to spin? Just bought a new spindle or wheel? Want to try a spindle or wheel? Come and join us for an open format spin-in. Bring your spinning and fibre tools and hang out with some fellow spinners for some learning, sharing, and fibre fun! If you have a spinning wheel or are thinking of acquiring one, we will also be having a discussion on types of wheels and basic wheel maintenance. I will also have a boatload of fibres to play with and try, so come and sample the stash or snuggle with some luxury fibres.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  2 hrs come and go as you please

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free, but if you sample some fibres, a couple dollars would be appreciated.

 

History Of Flags

Saturday 2 - 3pm Baron Percival's Camp beside Schmett's Forge

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Baron Percival de la Rocque O.P. Purple Mantle Herald Extraordinary from Ealdormere

Discussion/Power Point walk through the history of flags from prehistoric to medieval. Looking back into history we examine the progression of how flags came into being and the purposes they would have served. Hand out (20 copies).

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  1hr

Class Limit:                      20

Cost:                                  Free

 

Cheese Making in the Middle Ages

Saturday 2:30pm - 3:30pm at the Pink Persian Café

Session type:                 Class         

Instructor:                       HL Asa Nordoster

Today we will be exploring an example of a fresh or “green” cheese, which was commonly found throughout England, and many other parts of Europe, during the Middle Ages.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      12

Cost:                                  Free

 

Medieval Food Preservation Techniques in a Modern Food Safe World

Saturday 3:30 -5:30pm TUA shelter 3

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Dame Arwyn of Leicester, O.P.

We will review the basics of modern food safety. Then we will compare medieval recipes and see how much of the food safety concepts were incorporated.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Burn Testing Fabric

Saturday 4 - 5pm TUA Shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       HL Adelheid Holtzhauer

Burning fabric is the best way to test the fibre content of a material. We will burn test a variety of swatches to practice identifying their content. Feel free to bring your "unknown content" fabrics and we will see if we can discern their make up.

Age requirement:        Youth are welcome

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

SCA Bardic

Saturday 4 - 5pm TUA shelter 2

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       HL Skald the Peacemaker

The bardic circle, the court, jamming by the coffee house, telling stories eric side.  Bardic is an important part of every event.  It is both modern and historical and very uniquely SCA.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  1hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Sunday

Painting and Dyeing Leather

Sunday 9 - 11am TUA shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Domenica Piccioni

Learn the basics of Painting and dyeing leather.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  $5

 

Voice and Court Heraldry

Sunday 10 - 11am TUA shelter 2

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       HL Skald the Peacemaker

Introducing competitors for a tournament, announcing the rounds of combat, or running a Royal/Baronial Court.  We will learn about how to be heard.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  1hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Meat... what did medieval people do for protein?

Sunday 10am - 12 noon TUA shelter 3

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Dame Arwyn of Leicester, O.P.

Recipe analysis and animal bone artifacts only give us a "peek" into the medieval diet. Newer isotope analysis of human bones can give us more insight into the protein that was used and by whom.

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Banners and Flags in SCA Times

Sunday  10am - 12 noon Baron Percival's Camp beside Schmett's Forge

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Baron Percival de la Rocque O.P. Purple Mantle Herald Extraordinary from Ealdormere

Discussion/Power Point discussion of the various styles and types of banners and flags suitable for use in the SCA. We will look at the various flags and banners that people can use in an SCA setting and how to develop these flags using ones heraldry as registered in the SCA. Will have some on hand examples of various style flags and banners. Hand Out (20 Copies)

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      20

Cost:                                  Free

 

Black Smithing (This course is a repeat of Saturday’s class)

Sunday 10am - 12 noon at Henry Hamilton's forge

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Henry Hamilton

An introduction to basic blacksmithing and forging. The class will touch on some history of the trade and safety practices common to most shops. Henry Hamilton of Ferrebral Iron works has taught at historical townsites, public schools, private bookings, and holds ongoing college classes at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook BC see 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 requirement:        15+, all students will be asked to sign an additional waiver

Class Length:                  2-2 ½ hrs

Class Limit:                      Max 4 students per session

Cost:                                  $40

 

Dyeing with Madder - Preparing a Dye Extract

Sunday 10 - 11am at Katelijne's Encampment

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       HL Katelijne van der Ast

The roots of the madder plant Rubia tinctorum can produce a brilliant lightfast red color. In this class, students will prepare a madder root extract to be used for dyeing. Students are encouraged to take the subsequent class "Dyeing Wool Using the One-bath Tannin and Acid Method" to see the brilliant red shade that can be achieved.

Age requirement:        Ages 8 and up (8-11 with parent present)

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      10 hands-on, unlimited observers

Cost:                                  Free

 

How to design a charter or scroll

Sunday 11am - 12 noon TUA shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Maistresse Susane le Peyntour, O.L.

Ever wanted to try your hand at drawing a medieval styled scroll? Then this class is for you! Class will cover layout ideas and templates and some resources to get you started. Get started on your scribal journey today!

Age requirement:        All ages

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  $1 to cover cost of handouts

 

Soapstone Carving

Sunday 11am - 1pm TUA shelter 2

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Philippe de St-Denis, O.L.

This class introduces students to the history and techniques involved in carving soapstone. There will be a brief look at various cultures who used soapstone during the Middle Ages and how they used it. It is, however, a hands-on class and students should come prepared to make a small pendant. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing they don't mind getting dusty and to bring a pair of gardening gloves, as some of the tools used are quite sharp. Children over the age of twelve are welcome to attend. This class is also open to students who have taken this class in the past and been unable to finish their work. Finishing tools will be available to them for this purpose.

Age requirement:        12+

Class Length:                  2 hrs

Class Limit:                      3 min / 6 max

Cost:                                  $5 (to cover the cost of the stone)

 

Dyeing wool using the one-bath tannin & acid method

Sunday 11am - 1pm at Katelijne's Encampment

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       HL Katelijne van der Ast

Learn how to achieve brilliant lightfast colors on wool using natural dyes. In this class, students will prepare madder and cochineal dye baths using a one-bath tannin & acid method. Students will take home samplers of wool yarn and fabric.

It won't be a class that people can throw in things into the dye vat because of the 2 hour limit. I will have everything wetted and premeasured and stuff.

Age requirement:        8 and up (8-11 with parent present)

Class Length:                  2 hrs

Class Limit:                      10 hands-on, unlimited observers

Cost:                                  $2

 

Round shields: basic construction (no stitch edge!) and what to do with it once it's built

Sunday 12 noon - 1:30pm TUA Shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Sir Kiera & Sir Fergus

Ever wonder how to build a round shield, preferably one that is balanced like a top and comfortable to use? Want to do it in as few steps as possible? Do you wish you never had to stitch a shield edge on again? We invite you to our basic round shield building class. We will go over:

1. How to size the blank.

2. How to cut, carve and mount a handle to provide a balanced shield that will help reduce forearm fatigue.

3. How to prepare the edging, assemble and mount to the blank.

4. Things to keep in mind when choosing a shield boss.

Age requirement:        All Ages

Class Length:                  1.5 hrs

Class Limit:                      None

Cost:                                  Free

 

Youth Archery/Shoot

Sunday 12 noon - 1pm at the Archery Range

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Count Sir Ellias Silver

If you are a youth with a bow and arrow and want to shoot stuff this class if for you. Bring your parent and or guardian, and join Count Sir Ellias on the archery range.

Age requirement:        Youth. Parent or guardian MUST be there

Class Length:                  1 hr

Class Limit:                      8

Cost:                                  Free

 

Introduction to pyrography pre 1600 Pokerwork

Sunday 1 - 3pm TUA Shelter 3

Session type:                 Drop-In

Instructor:                       Amery Stewart

The class is meant as a drop-in format. Students can try their hand at pre-16 century pyrography. We will discuss techniques from modern versus period work methods, transferring images, and variations within the style of the art, ie fire needle embroidery. If an individual has an image they would like to transfer to a piece they have brought I will assist and they can try their hand using period tools, though it is not required to bring anything.

Age requirement:        10+

Class Length:                  2 hrs

Class Limit:                      None

Cost:                                  Free

 

Introduction to Siege

Sunday 2 - 4pm

TUA shelter 2

Session type: Class

Instructor: Peregrine Falconer the Navigator

An introductory class for young people on siege engineering, including castle design and siege engines. Hands on use of table-top catapults against different targets, using ecologically friendly (and delicious) ammunition.

Age requirement:        Aimed at Youth, Adults welcome

Class Length:                  2 hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost: Free

 

Heraldic Tabards

Sunday 1 - 2pm at Baron Percival's Camp beside Schmett's Forge

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Baron Percival de la Rocque O.P. Purple Mantle Herald Extraordinary from Ealdormere

Round table discussion mostly aimed at heralds on the development of the Ealdormere Heraldic Tabard project. We have developed a system of tabards to identify our heralds by the positions they hold and groups they represent. Hand Out (20 copies)

Age requirement:        Any

Class Length:                  1hr

Class Limit:                      20

Cost:                                  Free

 

Legal History

Sunday 1:30 - 2:30pm TUA Shelter 1

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Monna Caterina Etc. Etc. O.L.

Learn about laws and society in the British Isles and the post-Roman west (476-1100). Bring note-taking materials as there is no handout.

Age requirement:        Any

Class Length:                  1hr

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Musician Jam Session

Sunday 2 - 4pm at the Inn of the Cup and Bear Sunshade (by the Lemming Tavern)

Session type:                 Drop-In

Host:                                 Mistress Kataryna Tkach, O.L.

Bring your instruments and your voices. We will play around with some medieval tunes but really this is a bring instruments and play together session.

Age requirement:        Any

Class Length:                  Until we are tired of playing

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free

 

Serving as Entourage

Sunday 2-4pm at Baron Percival's Camp beside Schmett's Forge

Session type:                 Class

Instructor:                       Baroness Christiana Macnamara O.P.

Round Table discussion of the art of serving Royalty and Nobility as their Entourage. Baroness Christiana Macnamara O.P. from the Kingdom of Ealdormere will host a round table discussion on her experiences and the booklet she has written about having been served as a Landed Baroness and her times serving 6 sets (including being the current Head Lady to Her Highness Kaylah the 2nd ever female to win a Crown by her own hand) of Royalty in Ealdormere. She will have copies of her Booklet “Entourage for Dummies” available for sale $5.00  (2 hours Max. depending on questions/participation level)

Age requirement:        Any

Class Length:                  2hrs

Class Limit:                      Unlimited

Cost:                                  Free, but $5 if book is purchased

 

Teachers for classes are still 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):
Other things you need from either site or students:

Thanks!
-Mistress Kataryna (MKA Susan Koziel)

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