Prerequisites/ Please bring
Class Size Limit
|Tessa of the Gardens Countess||Salt-Preserved Lemons: A quick start to a 30-day wait.||12th-century method of salt-preserving lemons for storage out of season as used by Sultan Saladin's court physician. Basic preparation with no cooking involved. Your lemons will need to be set aside for 30 days. Donation of $2 is appreciated for cost of small jar and lid; or bring your own jar with lid for no cost.
If you wish class notes, please email in advance of Nov 15 to email@example.com. Thank you.
|If you can bring your own paring KNIFE, that will help you. Class will have lemons, salt, containers, and spoons on hand but only a few knives. (This class will also be taught in Mid-Eastern Camp Classes at another time.)||8||1 hour|
|Lord Singe Du Coffre||A History of Fools||A history of fools through out time. including famous fools, fun facts, and any other info i deemed interesting.||Please Bring Shenanigans||20 ish||30-60 minutes depending on discussion and questions.||N/A||Age 13+|
|Lady Jehanne de Montauban||Ansteorran Herbalism & Apothecary Guild Meeting||A Meet & Greet to discuss where we are and where we want to go as a guild. Members and any other interested persons are invited! As a bonus, this will fulfill the requirement for a meeting in the Southern Region.||None||1 hour|
|Francois de Beaujeu||Teen Roundtable||A teen-led roundtable discussion for teens to talk about teen activities and other improvements to the teen SCA experience. We'll have snacks!||None||None||1 hour|
|Tecuhtli Tenochcacuicatl Delmar (Lord Tenoch)||The Proper Care and Feeding of Musical Instruments||Do you have a musical instrument you would like to take to events but are worried about its condition? Maybe you have a fancy period-instrument but don't know how to care for it? Well, you're in luck!
In this class, we will be discussing how to care for your instrument while being a SCAdian. Topics of discussion will include the do's and don'ts of outdoor playing, cleaning and repairs, and suggestions for equipment and accessories to make life easier on your instrument. All from the perspective of a professional luthier apprentice and instrument technician.
The class will be focused on wooden musical instruments, but all kinds (including metal, clay, and skin-membrane) are welcome.
Please note that this class is a general forum and that no specific professional consultations will be performed.
|Your musical instruments if you have them on you.||N/A||1 Hour|
|Lord Singe Du Coffre||Who's line doth it be (tryouts)||Do you like whos line is it anyway? would you like to be on whos line is it anyway? then this class is just for you. I will be hosting tryouts for our annual Who's Line Doth It Be.||Bring yourself,Bring a friend. Bring a Sacrifice .. just show up.||100 (honestly the more to show up the better)||1-2 hours depending on how many people try out.||0||Age 13+|
|Lairde Hextilda Corbett||Spinning 201 — Different Spindles and How to Use Them||Ever seen an unusual spindle and wanted to know more about it? Wanted to try spinning with it? I have more than a dozen different spindles, from Mayan to Scottish, for people to try. Or bring your own! Maybe you’re not sure what style will work best for you. No matter what, come visit any time during this three-hour window for a chance to learn more about spindles and period spinning. Demo with hands-on opportunities.||A knowledge of how to spin — whether drop or on a wheel — is helpful but not required.||No limit||Three Hour Demo/Try-It||0||Age 13+|
|HL Elene Kirchenknopf||Intro to Lucet||Hands on. We will learn the two basic forms for use on a weaving fork or Lucet.||None||10||1hour||None||No age limit|
|HL Elene Kirchenknopf||A Lucet of Many Colors||In this class we will be discussing variations on Lucet cording by the addition of multiple strands of color.||Working knowledge of basic Lucet. Bring a Lucet you are comfortable with.||5||1 hour||None||No age limit|
|Baroness Jeanne-Marie la Verriere||How to Start a Newcomer's Academie in Your Group||In this class, we will discuss the Newcomer's Academie format that is currently being used in Elfsea. We will then show how you can start your own Academie for your home group, discussing available tools, formats, social media, and ideas. All Hospitalers, newcomers, and those interested in helping newcomers are welcome!||Note taking materials and camera phones are welcome.||No limit||1.5 hours|
|Mihàly Takàcs||The Three Queens of Weaving||Join us for a discussion of the three foundation weave structures (plainweave, twill, satin) - their strengths and weaknesses and why we use them when we do.||NA||1 hr||None||Age 15+|
|HL Ceara inghean mhic an Ghabhann||Know your Throat: How do I train myself to hit those notes and not damage my vocal chords?||Learn about your soft palate, vocal chords, tongue placement and how your body works to hit those notes. You will walk away with exercises to stretch your vocal range and learn how to not damage your throat in the process.||Though not mandatory, it would be good for you to have taken my Breathing for Singing class.||12||1 Hour|
|Baron William Graham||Mead 101||Learn how to make mead||None||None||1 hour|
|Baron William Graham||Brewing 101||Learn to brew beer with pointers for period brewing.||None||None||1 hour|
|Baron William Graham||Brewing documentation||Learn to document period brews as well as learn some good period resources.||None||1 hour|
|HL Mahearra d'Hexham||History of Knitting||Lecture covering when, where, and how knitting has changed from the beginning.||Feel free to bring a project to work on while class is in session.||none||1 hour|
|HL Mahearra d'Hexham||Hand sewing or "How to Teach a Fool to Sew"||Never had a needle and thread in hand? We want you! Made an item which promptly fell apart? We want you! Don't know a bias from a selvage? We want you! We will cover all the basics, from patterns to basic stitches, plus answer questions on problems you may have had. And, best part, we have a vic-, er, volunteer to actually wear some of our efforts to court on Sat. night. Hands on/demo/lecture Feel free to bring projects to work on, or that you have questions about.||A willingness to learn||none||(would prefer 2 sessions of 2 hours each, Fri and Sat am)|
|Lord Singe Du Coffre||Whos Line Doth It Be||Performing improv in front of an audience to the joy and amusement of all in attendance.||Whos Line Doth It Be (Tryouts)||8-Apr||1-2 hours|
|Lord Roland of Westminster||Bow Making for Beginners||The basic steps between starting with a tree and ending up with a working bow will be discussed. Making a bow starting with a board from a lumber yard will also be addressed. Mistakes made and lessons learned at the school of hard knocks will be reviewed. Tools used in bow construction will be on hand. Tillering of a bow will be demonstrated. On-Line and in print resources will be referenced.||Active curiosity is welcomed||No limit||1.5 hour||None||Age 18+ (Adult)|
|Lord Rüdiger of Flaming Gryphon||Moneying 101: Making Medieval Coins||This all-day, hands on workshop will walk students through making a coin die using medieval techniques. We will discuss history of period coinage as well as techniques used to create blanks, punches, and tools used in the moneying process. Students will walk away with one die of their design and struck coins.||Please bring your own chair.||5 at any one time.||Class is open all day. Please expect to spend several hours preparing your coin die.||Suggested donation of $5||Age 18+ (Adult)|
|HL Ceara inghean mhic an Ghabhann||Breathing for Singing: Where is my diaphragm and how do I use it?||This class focuses on breath control and power of your voice when singing. Learn where your diaphram is, how it works and why it is one of the important factors of singing control and projection. This class is also good for public speaking.||12||1 Hour|
|Mistress Willoc macMuiredaig||French Cooking: a Rich Potage||This is a hands-on class. In this class, we will discuss the secrets of French cooking: how they turn even a simple stew into a complex culinary masterpiece. You may either stay to eat with us, or take a portion back to camp to share. Cost is $5 per portion. The class size limit is for individuals, or a pair working together - register ahead (firstname.lastname@example.org) to influence the menu & number of portions available, or the sign up on morning of the class for open slots. Volunteer dishwashers are always welcome at the end of class.||No loose sleeves - cooking over an open fire||6||3 hours|
|Mistress Willoc macMuiredaig||Cooking over Fire||This is a hands-on class. Learn to build and maintain a fire for cooking. We will cover starting and maintaining fires for different uses: to heat water & broth, to grill, to bake, to cook with ashes. Then we will cook a meal over these fires. You may either stay to eat with us, or take a portion back to camp to share. Cost is $5 per portion. The class size limit is for individuals, or a pair working together - register ahead (email@example.com) to influence the menu & number of portions available, or the sign up on morning of the class for open slots. Volunteer dishwashers are always welcome at the end of class.||No loose sleeves - cooking over an open fire||6||3 hours|
|Mistress Willoc macMuiredaig||French Cooking: Make a Bouquet Garni||This is a short, kid-friendly hands-on class. Learn how to make a simple herb bundle to add flavor to your marinades, soups and broths. We will discuss the choice of herbs, and, how to use it.||None||None||30 minutes|
|Lady Jehanne de Montauban||Poisons & Antidotes||This is an overview of the most common poisons in the Medieval time period, and several of the medieval antidotes that have been documented.
This class is offered by the Ansteorra Herbalism & Apothecary Guild as a required part of the “Certificate of Apothecary Basics”. Class researched and information compiled by Master Seamus O’Caellaigh, author of "Pustules, Pestilence and Pain: Tudor Treatments and Ailments of Henry VIII".
|Mihàly Takàcs||Open Weaving||Try your hand at weaving on a floor loom. Whether to reset some skills or learn some new ones, please stop by||NA||Open||none||Age 13+|
|Amy Rich||Patterning a bodice||we will learn how to pattering a general late period Italian bodice||you will need an old sheet, straight pins, and a measureing tape||any number come in pairs if you can||1 hour, we can move to another place if we need more time|
|Lady Jehanne de Montauban||Ointments, Decoctions, Oils and Poultices||12||1 hour|
|Marie de Meaux||Ansteorran Insignia||1 hour|
|Brian O'hUilliam||Heraldic Decision Meeting||1 hour|
Al Tareek Classes Below
|Tess of the Gardens Countess||Salt-Preserved Lemons: A quick start to a 30-day wait.||12th-century method of salt-preserving lemons for storage out of season as used by Sultan Saladin's court physician. Basic preparation with no cooking involved. Your lemons will need to be set aside for 30 days.
If you wish class notes, please email in advance of Nov 15 or after the event closes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
|If you can bring your own paring KNIFE, that will help you. Class will have lemons, salt, containers, and spoons on hand but only a few knives.||8||1 hr||none||Age 13+|
|HL Simha bint Yusuf||The Importance of Posture and Building a Strong Core||This class will focus on some of the Anatomy and Physiology of posture as well as how Eastern Dancers (and fighters!) can improve their core strength.||Class participation - please bring a yoga mat or the like for padding and dress comfortably||10||1 hour||No fee||Age 13+|
|HL Simha bint Yusuf||Beginning Mudras: An Introduction to Indian Dance||This lecture will focus on some of the hand positions used, and their meanings, in Indian dance.||10||1 hr||free||Age 18+ (Adult)|
|HL Simha bint Yusuf||Persian Embellishments on a Budget||This lecture will dive into affordable options for Safavid accessories, adornments, and other miscellany.||10||1 hour||free||Age 18+ (Adult)|
|Abd Hafiz al-Muffidal al-Sebak||Cooking Zirbaja. Andalusian Penicillin||Zirbaja. A 13th Century Andalusian Chicken Soup. Hands on food prep and cooking.||None||10||1 hour||0||Age 18+ (Adult)|
|Abd Hafiz al-Muffidal al-Sebak||The majic of the Tajine||Cooking with the Tajine pot. Hands on prep and cooking of a Magrebbi chicken and olive dish||None||10||1 hour||None||Age 18+ (Adult)|
|HL Ceara inghean mhic an Ghabhann||Intermediate drumming - Rhythms for the hafla||In this class you will learn the rhythms that will be used in the hafla songs Saturday night: Maqsum, Ayub, Beledi, Karsilama, and Saidi.||A middle eastern drum and basic knowledge of your drum.||N/A||1 Hour||None||Age 15+|
|Tecuhtli Tenochcacuicatl Delmar (Lord Tenoch)||Halfa for Beginners - Middle Eastern Party Music||And introduction to Hafla music for beginners!
In this class we'll be covering the basics of how to join a hafla jam band, including music repertoire, common maqamat (scale patterns) and drum rhythms, and the basics of group and solo play.
Come and learn the principles so that you can jam with the band!
|Your instrument (melodic or drum). A chair and a stand if you have one. The ability to read music is helpful, especially for melody players.||N/A||1 Hour||N/A||Age 13+|
|Biatrichi Canzionari||Beginning Drumming||Hands on||Intro to middle eastern drumming. Please bring a drum if you have one, loaners are limited.||8||1 hour||0||Age 13+|
|Abd Hafiz -Muffidal al-Sebak||Creating the Qalam reed pen||Discussion and hands on creation of the Arabic calligraphy pen||10||1 hour||None||Age 18+ (Adult)|
|Lairde Hextilda Corbett||Spindles and Spinning||Intro to spindles and spinning with a small discussion on the Turkish spindle.||A knowledge of how to spin — whether drop or on a wheel — is helpful but not required.|