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Class Schedule

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We have some exciting classes lined up already! Here are just a few of what you can expect to see at War of the Rams V! Don't see the class you are looking for? We might still need someone to teach it! To download the most recent class descriptions and class schedule, please use this linkDownload Artisan's Row Class Schedule.

Class Descriptions

Friday Classes - Morning

Morning Yoga/Tai Chi (7:00 am, Artisan's Row Courtyard)
Teacher: Sarah (of Bordermarch)
Description: Yoga and beginner's martial arts stretching to prepare fighters (and non- fighters) for the day.
Level: Beginner, All Ages and Fitness Levels Welcome. Please bring a towel, blanket, or yoga mat.
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee:
Buttons from Fabric Scraps (9:00am, Fiber)
Teacher: Bertina Battista
DescriptionThis is a hands on class about how to make self stuffed buttons from fabric scraps. Buttons are a great way to personalize an outfit purchased from a vendor, or add pizzaz to a more simple style. Learn to make self stuffed buttons from scraps of fabric, a small bit of thread and a needle. Little to no sewing knowledge required.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:5 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Please bring scraps of fabric at least 4x4 inches, a needle, and cotton crochet thread size 8 - 12. Ages 13+.
Music - Beg Borrow and Steal a Song (9:00am,Earth)
Teacher: HL Biatrichi Canzianari Di Palermo
Description: Did you know it was common to recycle tunes in period? We are going to make a period tune and make it SCA life oriented with new lyrics. Come with some ideas or lyrics you would like to set to music. It is not necessary to read music or even be able to sing. Write for someone else if you want.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:8 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Basic knowledge of note lengths is helpful. Age 13+.
Pysanky for Beginners (9:00am, Water)
Teacher: Lady Augustina da San Germano
Description: A hands-on class about the ancient tradition of Ukrainian wax resist Easter eggs. Students will learn about the symbology of colors, designs and traditional decorations on these little gems and create one of their own.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements:18+ (Adult)
Hand-Sewn Eyelets and Buttonholes (10:00am, Fiber)
Teacher: Bertina Battista
DescriptionThis is a hands on class focusing on creating strong and beautiful eyelets for lacing and button holes. We will work with scraps of fabric, thread, and needles.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:5 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Knowledge of basic running stitch required, bring your own supplies (fabric scraps, needle, heavy duty thread such as crochet cotton size 8 or 10) or I will provide supplies. Ages 13+.
Cooking: White Foods Need Not Taste Bland (10:00am, Fire)
Teacher: Countess Tessa of the Gardens
Description: COOKING & TASTING white root vegetables or white fruits. Preparing separate pots of ONYIONS, PARSNIPS, PEARS, or others. "White foods need not taste bland." Please be mindful of food-prep sharp knives in use. Your hands on, chopping, stirring, cleanup. I will offer a handout. Also, some of my collected kitchening library will be on hand for you to browse. Please bring your chair and anything you wish to take notes. .
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:8 Length:1 Fee: Requirements: Recommend to bring your own apron or clothes suitable for kitchen work.Ages 13+.
Hand-Sewn Construction Seams (11:00am, Fiber)
Teacher: HL Simona della Luna
DescriptionLearn about the stitches that would have been used to make clothes in-period. Participants will practice a few types of stitches, and will leave with a sampler and a handout. If you have hand-sewing tools you like (needles, thimble, snips), feel free to bring them, though I will also have tools available. This class will not address embroidery or decorative stitches. (Hands-on class).
Level: Beginner, Ages 9+ with instructor approval.
Class Size Limit:8 Length:1 hour Fee:
A Brief History of Tea (11:00am, Water/Teahouse)
Teacher: Sarah (of Bordermarch)
Description: Tea tasting and lecture. Will be discussing the plant itself, processing, types of tea, history, and the social effects of tea as money, medicine, religious, and/or a recreational activity.
Level: N/A
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee: Donations Accepted Requirements/Age Limit: 13+, unless attending with parent (lots and lots of REALLY hot water!) Those with caffeine or ragweed allergies may want to exercise caution in tasting.
Navigating by the Stars (11:00am, Air)
Teacher: Hextilda Corbett
Description: Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the suns, stars, and moon! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I built a telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time. Class is mixed lecture and demo. Fee is for handout + take-home magnetic compass.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:30 Length:1 hour Fee:$1 Requirements:
Introduction to Commedia dell'Arte (11:00am, Earth)
Teacher: HL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh
Description: Commedia dell'Arte is improvised comedy from Italy. Plays based on stereotypical characters utilize an outline of the plot from which players improvise scenes. Come learn about and try out this fun style of theater! Search Youtube for "i Verdi Confusi" to watch Scadians performing Commedia at Pennsic to learn more!
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit: Length:2 hours Fee: Requirements: Ages 18+ (Adult)
Knitting 201 (12:00, Fiber)
Teacher: Lady Mahearra d'Hexham
Description: You can K and P. Now learn to Inc, Dec, Slip, PSSO and other techniques used to shape knitted garments in this 2 hour hands on class.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee: Supplies Available for $5 Requirements:

Friday Classes - Afternoon

Hanbok (1:00pm, Water)
Teacher: HL Elene Kirchenknopf
Description: A discussion of the basics of the Korean Hanbok. What are the basic pieces? Basics of patterning.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee:
Percussion for European Dance and Music (1:00pm, Earth)
Teacher: Mistress Xene Theriane
Description. Learn how to play drum and accessory percussion for the most common European dance and music played at SCA events. Bransles, Pavanes, Estampies, Galliardes, and Cantigas will be covered. Musican and drummer etiquette will be discussed.
Level:.
Class Size Limit:10 Length: Fee: Requirements:
Basic knowledge of how to play a drum is assumed. Able to read music is a help, but not required. Bring your favorite percussion instruments - drums, doumbek, tambourine, zills, triangles, castenets, bodhrans, etc.
Jewelry 101 or How to Make Bling to Your Garb (1:00pm, Air)
Teacher: Lady Caitilin inghean Ronain ui Cheallaigh
Description: Hands on class on simple techniques to make jewelry "bling" to brighten up and add spark to your garb. Making jewelry does not have to be complex and scary. Anyone can make medieval inspired jewelry to add interest to their garb. We will concentrate on necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. We will also discuss medieval materials and cost effective modern substitutions. The materials will be glass, metal, semi-precious, and wood.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:15 Length:1 hour Fee:$10.00 to cover supplies Requirements: If you have tools, i.e. pliers, snips, etc. bring them. $10 cost to cover materials. Ages 18+ (Adults)
Carding Wool, Give it a Try (1:00pm, Fiber)
Teacher: Baroness Narkissa Ekaterina Vladimirovna
Description: How and why to card your wool. hands-on class.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:5 Length:1 Fee: Requirements:
Vocal Consort Music (2:00pm, Earth)
Teacher: Master Llywelyn Gruffydd
Description: Read through and rehearse vocal consort music commonly sung by groups in Ansteorra. Ability to read music is helpful. Please print and bring music from http://www.twmarsh.net/music/2015/09/vocal-consort- music/
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:125 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Ages 13+
Outdoor Pies (2:00pm, Fire)
Teacher: Mistress Willoc mac Muiredaig
Description: Come learn to bake pies - both savory and sweet at a campsite. We will be using Dutch Ovens.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:8 Length:3 hours Fee:$5.00 to cover supplies Requirements: Working with Fire, Dress Appropriately. Ages 6+ with supervision.
Weaving - Building Your Warp (2:00pm, Fiber)
Teacher: Lord Mihŕly Takŕcs
Description: For whatever weaving you're going to do, whether on a floor loom, inkle loom or on a tablet loom, there are things you need to know when planning a project - how long does the warp need to be? how wide does the warp need to be? and how much yarn is needed?. Join us as we cover tools and methods for building your warp.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit: Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Something to write with and on and a calculator if you have one. Age 9+ with instructor approval.
Are you as Beautious as your Ancestors? (3:00pm, Air)
Teacher: Liaden Orlanderson
Description Or, Using Cosmetics and Beauty from period to improve your SCA experience today. This will be a Hands on class covering hygiene and beauty from different continents over the ages. We will be making one to two products in class that were used in period and are wonderful to use today.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:12 Length:1 hour Fee:$4.00 Requirements: Allergens present, please see me with concerns. List will be posted. This may be messy, please come prepared! Ages 9+ with instructor approval.
Order of the Iris Hot Chocolate Social (3:00pm, Water)
Teacher: HL Simona della Luna
Description: There will be cookies and hot water for tea, too. Bring your chair and your mug, and come socialize and talk with other members of the order about what you're working on, what being an Iris means to you, and what you'd like to see us do in the future. All Irises are welcome (including those who are also Laurels or other peers).
Length:2 hours
Instrumental Consort Music (3:00pm, Earth)
Teacher: Master Llywelyn Gruffydd
Description: Read through and rehearse instrumental consort music commonly played by groups in Ansteorra. These pieces are not dances, but group performance pieces. All types of instruments including percussion are welcome. Ability to read music is helpful. Please print and bring music from http://www.twmarsh.net/music/2015/09/instrumental-consort-music/
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit: 75 Length:2 hours Fee: Requirements: Instruments, music stands, favorite instrumental music, ages 13+

Saturday Classes - Morning

Morning Yoga/Tai Chi (7:00 am, Artisan's Row Courtyard)
Teacher: Sarah (of Bordermarch)
Description: Yoga and beginner's martial arts stretching to prepare fighters (and non- fighters) for the day.
Level: Beginner, All Ages and Fitness Levels Welcome. Please bring a towel, blanket, or yoga mat.
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee:
Drumming - Drumming by Culture (10:00am, Earth)
Teacher: HL Biatrichi Canzianari Di Palermo
Description: Want a North African Rhythm, a Turkish Rhythm? Learn a few from each of the prominent eastern cultures. Learn what defines them and when they are best used. Must know a couple of common middle eastern rhythms or have taken a class on drumming that day. Bring a goblet or frame drum. Lecture and hands on.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Basic Middle eastern drumming, bring a drum or ask beforehand to borrow. Age 13+.
Mustard-Making (10:00am, Water)
Teacher: Mistress Isabella della Rosa
Description: Mustard is condiment used for many years to flavor meats, spread on sandwiches, and enhance a sauces. With a few basic tips you can make a variety of mustards for your table.
Level: Beginner.
Class Size Limit: Length:1 hour Fee:
Morning Stretch for Middle-Eastern Dance (10:00am, Fire)
Teacher: Mistress Adria Lorelle
Description: Stretches to get you warmed up for basic middle eastern dance.
Level: Beginner.
Class Size Limit: Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements:Wear comfortable clothes and bring water bottles.
Spinning in the Hand (10:00am, Fiber)
Teacher: Mistress Willoc mac Muiredaig
Description: Failed at drop-spinning? Want to spin while lying down? This class will teach you how to spin from a distaff onto a hand-held spindle, both of which you will make in the class. We will discuss the history of spinning, the archeological and pictorial evidence of distaffs and hand-spinning versus drop-spinning, and the benefits and drawbacks of both methods.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee:$5.00 Requirements: Age 9+ with instructor approval.
Buttons from Fabric Scraps (9:00am, Fiber)
Teacher: Bertina Battista
DescriptionThis is a hands on class about how to make self stuffed buttons from fabric scraps. Buttons are a great way to personalize an outfit purchased from a vendor, or add pizzaz to a more simple style. Learn to make self stuffed buttons from scraps of fabric, a small bit of thread and a needle. Little to no sewing knowledge required.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:5 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Please bring scraps of fabric at least 4x4 inches, a needle, and cotton crochet thread size 8 - 12. Ages 13+.
Parasol Painting Workshop (10:00am - 1:00pm, Pavilion near BFT)
Teacher: Mistress Charla Noel du Lac
Description: Open workshop to design and paint your own parasol. Bring your own parasol, acrylic paints, textile medium to mix with paint, stencils of the designs, pencils, brushes. (Some supplies may be available to share.)
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit: Length:Open Workshop, 10:00am - 1:00pm Fee: Requirements: Bring your own chairs/drinks. Ages 18+ (Adult).
D'Ye Ken - Kennings in Skaldic Poetry (11:00am, Earth)
Teacher: HL Rónán Fionn ÓDubáin
Description: Kennings are fundamental building block of skaldic poetry and understanding their use is instrumental to creating good Old Norse poetry. This class builds off a worksheet and will guide the participants through an understanding of what a kenning is and how they are created in both modern and period styles.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Bring a pencil.
Blackwork Handkerchief (11:00am, Air)
Teacher: Bertina Battista
Description: We will be creating Blackwork Handkerchiefs for donation to the crown as largess. A simple blackwork design will be worked on pre-made handkerchiefs. This is a beginner class.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:5 Length:3 hours Fee:$2.00 for supplies Requirements: 13+, Knowledge of running stitch is helpful.
Pysanky for Beginners (11:00am, Water)
Teacher: Lady Augustina da San Germano
Description: A hands-on class about the ancient tradition of Ukrainian wax resist Easter eggs. Students will learn about the symbology of colors, designs and traditional decorations on these little gems and create one of their own.
Level: Beginner Class Size Limit:10 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements:18+ (Adult)
Coordinating Demos
Teacher: Goldweard of St. Golias, Kingdom Hospitaler
Description:This class will be an overview of setting up and running a demo for group. Essential for hospitlaers and demo coordinators within the kingdom, but open for anyone interested in demos. TIME/LOCATION TBD.

Saturday Classes - Afternoon

Performance Fundamentals Workshop (12:00pm, Earth)
Teacher: Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh
Description: Bring a song, story, poem, monologue, or skit that you would like to practice and receive feedback on in a safe space environment! Learn from others and improve your own skills. Feel free to bring you lunch!
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:15 Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: 13+, Feel free to bring Your own lunch.
Introduction to Late Period Persian Garb (12:00pm, Air)
Teacher: HL Simha bint Yusuf
Description: Lecture with handouts/packet and visual aids. This class will discuss the garments and accessories both men and women wore during the Timurid Empire (1370 -1501) and the Safavid Dynasty (1501-1736). Although this will not be all encompassing, it can serve as a great platform for those looking to dress the part and perhaps do more research on their own.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:12 handouts available, more people welcome Length:1 hour Fee:$1 Requirements: 9+ with instructor approval.
Introduction to Dróttkvćtt - The Court Meter of Skaldic Poetry (1:00pm, Earth)
Teacher: HL Rónán Fionn ÓDubáin
Description: This class will cover the rules for the Dróttkvćtt style of skaldic poetry and discuss its purpose and then spend some time working as a group to compose a poem of our own in the court meter.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 Length:1.5 hour Fee: Requirements: Taking the my kennings class is a bonus, but not required.
Wet-Finishing in Period and Today (1:00pm, Fiber)
Teacher: Lord Mihŕly Takŕcs
Description: To paraphrase a noted weaver, your 'fiber project' isn't finished until it's been wet-finished. Whether a knitter, weaver or other yarn enthusiast, join us as we cover what it means to wet finish your woven or knitted project in period and today.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit: Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Age 9+ with instructor approval.
Carding Wool, Give it a Try (1:00pm, Fiber)
Teacher: Baroness Narkissa Ekaterina Vladimirovna
Description: How and why to card your wool. hands-on class.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:5 Length:1 Fee: Requirements:
Glass Engraving (1:00pm, Air)
Teacher: Baroness Annabelle Fitzsimmons
Description: This will be a hands-on class on engraving glass using a diamond point stylus.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:15 Length:1 Fee: If you keep the stylus, cost is $15 - free to try. Requirements: Ages 13+
Welsh Cooking (2:00pm, Fire)
Teacher: Mistress Willoc mac Muiredaig
Description: Class on researching ethnic cooking techniques - focusing on Wales this time. Class fee is per person being fed from our results (up to 4 per participant).
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:8 Length:3 hours Fee:$5.00 Requirements: Working with Fire, Dress Appropriately. Ages 6+ with supervision.
Roman Clothing - The Completely Dressed Roman Woman (2:00pm, Fiber)
Teacher: Lady Eireann Hviturhrafn
Description: Not sure if you're dressing correctly for an ancient Roman woman? Missing pieces of your garb? Come learn all the layers, names, and correct attire for a female Roman Citizen. Handouts available.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:10 handouts available, more people welcome Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements:
Beginning and Intermediate Middle Eastern Moves (2:00pm, Earth)
Teacher: Mistress Adria Lorelle

Description: Going over basis dance moves and adding layers to your dance vocabulary
Class Size Limit: Length:1 hour Fee: Requirements: Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Navigating by the Stars (2:00pm, Water)
Teacher: Hextilda Corbett
Description: Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the suns, stars, and moon! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I built a telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time. Class is mixed lecture and demo. Fee is for handout + take-home magnetic compass.
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit:30 Length:1 hour Fee:$1 Requirements:
Improv Games (3:00pm, Earth)
Teacher: HL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh
Description: TGet comfortable performing by learning the basics of improv by playing fun improvised games with the group (like “Whose Line is it Anyway”). Improv skills can help your bardic or theater performance and are helpful for anyone who needs to speak in front of a group!
Level: Beginner
Class Size Limit: Length:2 hours Fee: Requirements: Ages 13+

Activities for Children and Teens

Friday
1:00pm - Beginning Drumming – Teen - (adult class, teens welcome)

The Fu Dog Teahouse Playing board games and serving tea at the teahouse was popular with children last year, and we are glad to have them. However, children under 10 may not be left unattended at the Teahouse. Teens will be welcome (and children with parents) to play games at the Teahouse after Order of the Iris Hot Chocolate Social on Friday (6:00pm).

Teens (13+) may work at the Teahouse until 8pm. Anyone who works (and we mean WORK) 1 hour will be included in a raffle to win a prize. Badly-behaved Teens parents will be contacted. There is no pay for working. We can only have 3 helpers at a time, so first-come, first serve! Thanks! (Teahouse Coordinator Sarah of Bordermarch)

Saturday
9:30am – Favor-making for the Tournament of Youth - Minister of Children (MOC) tent (Teens Welcome)

10:00am – Painted Ukranian Easter Eggs for the Christmas Tree Teen – Class Limit: 8

11:00am – Making Period Flat Caps – Teen

11:00am – Making Period Games – Minister of Children (MOC) tent

2:00pm – Writing Sonnets – Teen
2:00pm – Roman Oil Lamps - Minister of Children (MOC) tent

3:00pm – Beginning Middle Eastern Drumming – Teen
3:00pm – Period Dance - Minister of Children (MOC) tent
3:00pm – Improv Games – Earth (adult class, teens welcome)

4:00 – 9:00pm The Teahouse will be open, same rules as Friday. (Exact hours will depend on how much tea we have left, the Teahouse is open if the torches are lit.)