Potrero War
Thursday May 25, 2017 - Monday May 29, 2017


Arts and Sciences Village

Arts and Sciences Village is entering our second year at our new location, and we are looking forward to a great event! We can be found right off the main road between Gate and Merchants, across from the playground. Look for the brightly colored signage! Arts and Sciences Village opens at 9:00AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00AM on Thursday. Come by and see what activities we have planned!

Classes will be offered from Thursday through Sunday with sign ups beginning at 9:00AM on the day the classes are offered (Thursday is 11:00AM). Classes with limited seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, with a waiting list available. All classes will be held at Arts and Sciences Village this year, the Stone Tables near Merchants will be unavailable for scheduling, which means class sizes may be limited. Our Arts and Sciences volunteers will be on hand to help everyone find their class.

Entering an Arts and Sciences competition? Check-ins will start at 9:30AM-10:30AM the day of the competition. Please check in with Arts and Sciences Volunteers, and please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Looking for some fun Volunteering shifts? Arts and Science Village is looking for people! This is a great place to meet people and see how Arts and Sciences at Potrero War works. Hang out in the shade, meet the teachers, students, and the populace, and have a first hand look at the classes. To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit the Volunteers page to access iVolunteer, and choose "Arts and Sciences Information Booth". Every Arts and Sciences volunteer gets a volunteer token when they work their shift.

Notes on the Gate Book for Arts and Sciences

There will be no Arts and Sciences Gate Book this year. Class descriptions, schedules, and sign-up sheets will be located at Arts and Sciences Village. Check back everyday for up-to-date class lists, along with class additions and cancellations.

Crafting Solar/Skill Circles - Guild Meet-and-Greets

Looking to exchange ideas about your craft, or wanting to find other people to geek out about it with you? Host a craft/skill circle! You don't need to be an expert and you don't need to be able to teach.

Guilds! Are you looking to get the word out about your group? Interested in holding a get together with your members and meet potential new ones? We are also extending the invitation to guilds to host a meet-and-greet or craft solar. This is a great way to get the word out about your guild and maybe find some new members.

If you are interested in hosting, you can schedule it at Arts and Sciences Village or at a location of your choosing. Fill out a class proposal form, and let us know in the description that you would like to host a craft circle or meet-and-greet. Click here to submit a proposal for a Craft Solar You will be notified as soon as your proposal has been received.

Arts and Science Classes

This years class schedule is currently being arranged. Don't see a class you want to take? Is there something you'd like to teach? Contact Lady Grainne ingen Tomais at ! She is working on putting the class schedule together and is always looking for more classes. Check back often for changes and updates.

While at War, please visit Arts and Sciences Village. This is where you sign up for classes, ask questions, and find out about events and competitions that fall under Arts & Sciences. Along with the Potrero War activities listed in the Gate Book, the classes and activities at Arts & Science Village will make your War even more fun.

Want to teach a class? Click here to submit a proposal for a Class You will get a confirmation email when it is received. All classes will be held at Arts and Sciences Village now, the Stone Tables will not be available for scheduling. Class sizes may be limited due to seating.

The current list of Arts and Sciences classes is listed below. For the complete War calendar, please visit this Calendar link. Please check back on a regular basis for the updated calendar. For more information about our new calendar system, please check out the Calendar FAQ

Thursday, May 25
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Unicorn Fiber Arts
Summary: Beginning spinning on a drop spindle taught by Therese of the White Griffin
Description: Learn to spin, or improve your spinning using a drop spindle. Spin while you walk to the battle field. Spin while you walk to court. Sit and spin while attending court. So much to do, so little time.

Instructor: Therese of the White Griffin

Child friendly: no

Class size limit: 6

Class fees: $2

Instructor will provide:I have spindles you can use and lots of wool.

Student will supply: Drop spindle and wool if you have them. Bring a chair
Friday, May 26
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Green Stone Table)
Summary: Carve a spoon taught by D. Conner
Description: Previously to 1750 almost everybody ate with a wooden spoon. That they likely carved themselves.
This class will allow the student to use tools similar to those in northern Europe to carve as spoon.

Instructor: David Conner

Child friendly: Children under 12 should bring a parent to supervise. Children under 18 should have permission from their parent.

Class size limit: 10

Class fees: $10

Instructor will provide: Wood & tools will be provided, but if the student would like to bring freshly cut wood or personal tools ( small knives, gouges or axes that are sharp) that will be encouraged.

Student will supply: Tools will be sharp, bring respect.
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Blue Stone Table)
Summary: Carve a spoon taught by David Conner
Description: Previously to 1750 almost everybody ate with a wooden spoon. That they likely carved themselves.
This class will allow the student to use tools similar to those in northern Europe to carve as spoon.

Instructor: David Conner

Child friendly: Children under 12 should bring a parent to supervise. Children under 18 should have permission from their parent.

Class size limit: 10

Class fees: $10

Instructor will provide: Wood & tools will be provided, but if the student would like to bring freshly cut wood or personal tools ( small knives, gouges or axes that are sharp) that will be encouraged.

Student will supply: Tools will be sharp, bring respect.
NOTES: Class actually starts at 9:45am.
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Intermediate Chainmail: Expanding and Contracting European 4-1 taught by THL Sárán mac Duinn
Description: You've been playing with the European 4-1 weave, but expansions and contractions are still not making sense or perhaps you've never tried them before. What are expansions and contractions? Expanding means making your chainmail piece start to get wider (super useful for making a coif). Contracting means making your chainmail start to pinch in tighter (useful for "tailoring" a piece). Prerequisite: MUST know how to create European 4-1.

Materials provided: Pre-cut rings (silver colored and additional colors to "see the steps" more easily)

Materials the student needs to bring: If students have a set of pliers they are very comfortable with they should bring them otherwise pliers will be available.

Class Fee: $1

Instructor: THL Sárán mac Duinn
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village
Summary: A Roman Soldier taught by THLord Sheridan Ua Neill
Description: A hands on display and discussion of the armor, weapons, food, personal kit, and lifestyle of a common Roman Soldier. This is an opportunity to examine many hand made items including the Lorica Segmentata.
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Viking Stone Table)
Summary: Spinning on a Drop Spindle taught by Dame Eilidh Swann
Description: For most of human history, threads have been made by hand on a drop spindle: Just a weight on a stick. The majority of locations, times, and class or financial access for any SCA persona would have used a drop spindle of one type or another. Come learn the fundamentals of spinning (Twist plus Overlap) in this hands-on class.

Instructor will provide: loaners spindles and lots of fiber.

Students are requested to bring a spindle if they have one.

No fee for materials. All ages welcome (ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.) Maximum number of students: 8
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Black Stone Table)
Summary: Italian "Patchwork" Make and Take Class taught by Bernadette De Costa Tempestad
Description: A discussion of Italian "Patchwork" of the Fifteenth Century specifically referencing the Impruneta pillow of 1477 and other related patchwork of the time and period. Make and take an English Paper Piecing pot holder based on this pillow. A quick overview of further examples of "patchwork" in other cultures and times will also be given.

Instructor: Bernadette De Costa Tempestad

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: 20

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: Basic Handout and all Materials provided.

Student will supply: Basic Sewing equipment (scissors, needles) is always helpful, but not required. I will be providing basic cotton quilting fabric, if you have preferred fabric or colors please feel free to bring. We will be making 8" x 8" pot holders and 3 colors work well. I am always happy to get cotton scraps to use for classes.
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Viking Stone Table)
Summary: Tablet Weaving: Part I taught by THLady Margeret Kerne
Description: Have you ever seen people weaving with playing cards and wondered what they were doing? Are you already interested in tablet weaving, but don't know how to get started? This is the class for you! We will cover basic loom materials, warping a loom and some basic techniques.

Instructor will provide: basic weaving materials and handouts

Students should bring: an excitement to learn!

Fee for materials: $10. Ages 16 and up. Maximum number of students: 6.
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Pavillion
Summary: Brewers Roundtable taught by Baron Donal O'Brien, OL, OP
Description: Do you like to brew? Do you like to talk about brewing? Do you enjoy sharing your latest creations?

The Brewers Roundtable is a place to discuss beer, mead, wine, cordials, liqueurs, ciders, hippocras, sodas, syrups, sekanjabins or vinegars.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring a tasting glass and a photo ID since alcoholic beverages will be sampled.

Instructor: Baron Donal O'Brien, OL, OP

Child friendly: no

Class size limit:

Class fees:

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply: Bring a tasting glass and a photo ID showing that you are 21+ to be able to sample drinks shared with the class
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Blue Stone Table)
Summary: Hammered Dulcimer and Trichord Bouzouki - Demo and Discussion taught by Mathias Hakonan
Description: Period music show and tell featuring the hammered dulcimer and bouzouki.
The hammered dulcimer is a percussive harp dating from the 13th century, and the bouzouki is a six stringed fretted instrument descended from the ancient Turkish Saz. Traditional tunes and original compositions will be performed, followed by an open Q&A discussion.

Instructor: Mathias Hakonan

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees: none

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply: Curiosity.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Black Stone Table)
Summary: Lucet cording for beginners taught by THLord Ketill raudskeggr
Description: This class is for those who have never touched a lucet in their life, and would like to learn how to get started. There will be a brief history of the lucet and how it differs from other cord making styles. Students will receive instruction how to make a cord using a single strand of string.

Instructor will provide all materials. There will be lucets to loan. However, should a student desire to make a specific cord of their own choosing, they are asked to bring their own lucet and enough string using the ratio of 12 inches of string to 1 inch of completed cord.

No charge for materials. Ages 18 and up. Maximum number of students: 6.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Open Ramada
Summary: Beginning Drumming taught by Lord Reza al Zarque
Description: In this class you will learn how to hold the drum, play three basic drum rhythms and how to play them with other drummers.

Instructor: Lord Reza al Zarque

Child friendly: no

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: We will Provide a Handout with the rhythms we learned in class as well as a few links to other resources for learning drum rhythms at home.

Student will supply: Bring a drum if you have one or can borrow one from a friend. If you do not have a drum, just come to class early, we will have a few extra drums for you to use. (Drumming and wearing rings on your fingers do not mix well, please remove rings before playing any drum that is not your own. For this class, you may want to leave them at your camp in a secure spot)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: To - Ply Fiber Arts Merchant Booth
Summary: Intro to Drop Spinning taught by Debbie Mead
Description: Have you ever wanted to learn to spin yarn? This class will cover basic spinning terminology, various pieces of spinning equipment and a hands on session on spinning wool. There will be spindles available for either lending or purchase as well as some wool fiber for spinning, so don't worry if you don't have any of the tools! Bring a chair if you can - it's easier to coordinate just 2 limbs :).

Instructor: Debbie Mead

Child friendly: Children ages 8-12 (need to have 5 - 10 min attention span) are welcome with an adult, 13 and up are fine without an adult.

Class size limit: 5

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: All materials will be provided for class use.

Student will supply: A chair if possible!!!
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Take a Bath: Roman Bath Houses & Aromatherapy taught by Batu Sechen Tsagaan
Description: Romans were big on hygiene and skin care. This class will instruct on the Roman Bath houses and delve into some aromatherapy where you can make your own perfume to take with you!

Instructor: Batu Sechen Tsagaan

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees: $5

Instructor will provide: Glass bottles w/rollers, A sampling of essential oils, Base oil/hydrosols/alcohol

Student will supply: An open mind and a willing heart!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Viking Stone Table)
Summary: An Intro to Viking Age Dyeing: Madder taught by THLady Euginia in rauða
Description: Ever wondered what colors and dyes were available to Viking-age people? Always wanted to learn how to dye naturally, but you didn’t know where to begin? In this class, we will be discussing colors available in the Viking age, and what would have been available, as well as giving you the basics for natural dyeing. We will discuss types of fiber, and how to prep it for dyeing.

In the first part of the class, you will be going through the process of mordanting, a chemical agent which allows a reaction to occur between the dye and the fiber. You will be able to learn step-by-step how to mordant and be ready to dye.

After a short break, we will be dyeing with madder. Madder gives anywhere from a light peach to scarlet to browns, depending on the factors involved. This period dye is fun to play with and is a great dye for beginners.

Instructor will supply: handouts, mordants, dye materials, tools for dyeing, kits for a fee of $12 to cover materials: one silk scarf, 3 small skeins of yarn, the mordanting and two dye classes. Unless you have a kit, you will not be able to participate in the classes, as we cannot plan to accommodate extra fabric or fiber.

Students should bring: apron (or wear garb you do not mind possibly getting stained), writing utensil.

There will be a sign-up sheet available at Arts and Science Point.

Class fee is $12 for materials, covering one mordanting and dye class. Ages 16 and up. Maximum number of students: 6 to participate, 4 to audit.
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Open Ramada
Summary: Dance like no one is watching - Bellydance Skills taught by Cari Smith
Description: Dance like no one is watching. Get out of the crowd and join the dancers around the fire. Learn moves, transitions and techniques to make dancing around the fire with live drummers comfortable and fun. You can dance!! Instructor - Cari of Anaya Tribal

Child friendly: yes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Pavillion
Summary: Hippocras Tasting and Comparison taught by Baron Donal O'Brien, OL, OP
Description: Hippocras is a sweetened spiced wine. It was often served after a feast as part of a dessert course.

There are unlimited ways of flavoring and sweetening wine into Hippocras.

Come find out how a variety of local brewers their own take on Hippocras.

Please bring a tasting glass and a photo ID since wine-based beverages will be sampled.

Instructor: Baron Donal O'Brien, OL, OP

Child friendly: no

Class size limit:

Class fees:

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply: Bring a tasting glass and a photo ID showing that you are 21+ to be able to sample drinks shared with the class
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Celtic Guild Meet & Greet taught by Adelwyn Atewattere
Description: What to know more about the Barony of Calafia's Celtic Guild? Come down to Arts and Sciences Village to meet the Guild Mistress.
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Black Stone Table)
Summary: Kumihimo meets Viking Whipcord taught by THLord Curteis FitzOsbern
Description: The methods for creating Kumihimo (Japanese decorative braided cord) and Viking whipcord (braided rope) are similar, but at very different scales. Please join us for a fun experiment that requires many hands and little skill, as we attempt to make viking whipcord rope using a kumihimo decorative pattern. Experience making Kumihimo or whipcord are not necessary. We will have patterns for 4, 6, and 10 participants, so the more the merrier.
If we make enough rope, participants may take samples.

Instructor: THL Curteis FitzOsbern

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: Minimum of 2

Class fees: no

Instructor will provide: Instructor will provide cord and tools for this demonstration.

Student will supply:
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Open Ramada
Summary: Drum and Dance Integration Workshop taught by Lord Reza al Zarque / Lady Alibaba al Zarque
Description: Dancers and Drummers, come polish your skills and learn new beats! This workshop will focus on new beats and variants, how to coordinate and find your own voice in a circle, and how to listen to the dancers as well as the drums. Fills, double and half times, tempo changes and manners will be discussed. Dancers and drummers of any exp level are welcome.

Instructor: Mathias Hakonan

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply: Drums and Dance!
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Green Stone Table)
Summary: War arrows of the medieval period taught by Rychard the Boweman
Description: Arrows used in warfare were large, heavy, and would do a lot of damage. This is a demonstration class about how I make these arrows, the history of those that were found, and the use of different types of arrows. There will also be a warbow that participants can lay hands on.

Instructor: Rychard the Boweman

Child friendly: no

Class size limit:

Class fees:

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply:
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Plunder 101 (intro to Plunder) taught by Lady Rummey Foxley
Description: Introduction to Plunder

Instructor: Lady Rummey Foxley

Child friendly: no

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: Plunder Rules
Starter Kits available upon request

Student will supply: Good attitude
Saturday, May 27
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Blue Stone Table)
Summary: 14th Century Tablet Woven Edges taught by Mistress Ellyn of Tanwayour
Description: Toward what I consider the height of the medieval period (13th and 14th centuries) clothing went from shaped to closely fitted. Sleeves were buttoned and torsos were laced in to provide the proper silhouette. In many cases those laced and buttoned edges were reinforced with tablet weaving. In this class we will cover how that reinforcing braid was woven into the fabric of the dress or cote. Students don't have to be experts in tablet weaving but knowing how to thread a needle is helpful.

Instructor: Mistress Ellyn of Tanwayour

Instructor will supply: Students will receive a 2 foot length of 1/4 inch thick board to hold the tablets and threads, two clamps to hold the threads, needle, DMC floss, a piece of fabric to weave onto, plus a handout to take with you in case you forget the steps.

Students will bring: Pen for note taking; if you have a pair of scissors or thread snips that will help in that you won't have to wait for mine.

Class Fee: $6

Class size limit: 6
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Green Stone Table)
Summary: Introduction to Hand Sewing taught by Thora Jonsdottir
Description: Come Join Thora as she teaches the basic skills to complete a small pouch! All materials are included as we cover everything from tracing a pattern to tying a knot and 3 different stitches! Participants will leave with a small hand made linen pouch and a instruction page. Children 8 and + welcome with parent.
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Lucet cording for beginners taught by THLord Ketill raudskeggr
Description: This class is for those who have never touched a lucet in their life, and would like to learn how to get started. There will be a brief history of the lucet and how it differs from other cord making styles. Students will receive instruction how to make a cord using a single strand of string.

Instructor will provide all materials. There will be lucets to loan. However, should a student desire to make a specific cord of their own choosing, they are asked to bring their own lucet and enough string using the ratio of 12 inches of string to 1 inch of completed cord.

No charge for materials. Ages 18 and up. Maximum number of students: 6.
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village
Summary: A Roman Soldier taught by THLord Sheridan Ua Neill
Description: A hands on display and discussion of the armor, weapons, food, personal kit, and lifestyle of a common Roman Soldier. This is an opportunity to examine many hand made items including the Lorica Segmentata.
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Viking Stone Table)
Summary: Spinning on a Drop Spindle taught by Dame Eilidh Swann
Description: For most of human history, threads have been made by hand on a drop spindle: Just a weight on a stick. The majority of locations, times, and class or financial access for any SCA persona would have used a drop spindle of one type or another. Come learn the fundamentals of spinning (Twist plus Overlap) in this hands-on class.

Instructor will provide: loaners spindles and lots of fiber.

Students are requested to bring a spindle if they have one.

No fee for materials. All ages welcome (ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.) Maximum number of students: 8
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Open Ramada
Summary: Irish Dancing taught by Veronica (Roni) Schuetrum
Description: Come learn Irish Dancing!

Instructor: Veronica (Roni) Schuetrum

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply: If you have tap shoes, ballet shoes or jazz shoes, if not, its ok.
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Pavillion
Summary: Beginning American Sign Language taught by Lord Robyn Lon Creighton of Thorndyke
Description: Come learn over 100 American Sign Language signs as well as the alphabet and numbers. Learn how to introduce yourself to others, emotions, pronouns, family members, propositions, times of the day, days of the week, colors, animals, foods, and more! Class is open to children, youth, and adults. Handout of signs will be provided.
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Open Ramada
Summary: Let's get Zilly taught by Kary Jacobsen
Description: This course will teach you how to up your game in dancing with zills (finger cymbals). We will go over a number of different patterns, including alternating singles, 3s, 5's, 7's, and combinations thereof. Additional patterns will be taught as time permits. We will do some simple belly dance moves in order to get comfortable wth dance movement and playing finger cymbals at the same time.

I will provide handouts with finger cymbal patterns and resources for finger cymbal tutorials and purchasing finger cymbals. The handouts are free.

Students should bring their own finger cymbals. as I will only have a few extra sets available to borrow. I would prefer that finger cymbals are secured with 3/4" elastic and I will have extra elastic available for sale for $1/yd.

This class is for all levels of belly dancer.

Kids are welcome but only if they are old enough to follow along or just watch quietly.
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Viking Stone Table)
Summary: Tablet Weaving: Part II taught by THLady Margeret Kerne
Description: In this second part of a two part series, we will explore intermediate concepts of tablet weaving such as Egyptian Diagonals, 3/1 twill, double turn double face and brocade. Students need to either take part one of the series or be familiar with weaving to take this class.

Instructor will provide: handouts for new students. Returning students do not need to pay an additional costs.

Students should bring: weaving materials from the last session. New students should bring loom pre-warped with 15 cards, two light and two dark, as well as a shuttle with weft thread.

Sign up sheets will be available at Arts and Sciences Point.

Fee for materials: $5. Ages 16 and up. Maximum number of students: 6.
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Black Stone Table)
Summary: Rope Making taught by THLord Curteis FitzOsbern
Description: Ropes - without them we couldn't pitch our pavilions, keep gentles from wandering onto the tourney field, or tie our enemies to trees.
Learn what materials and methods were used to construct rope.
Students will participate in making samples of rope to keep.

Instructor: THL Curteis FitzOsbern

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: Students will be provided with class notes and materials for making rope samples.

Student will supply:
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Green Stone Table)
Summary: Cast a period sweets fork using lead free pewter taught by Baron Jon Tinkerson
Description: Learn a little about the history of the fork as an eating implement.
Cast a fork in a carved stone mould using lead free pewter, file sand and polish it and take it home!

Instructor: Baron Jon Tinkerson

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees: $10

Instructor will provide: All tools and materials will be provided

Student will supply: Please wear closed toe shoes for safety, and work clothes because you will get dirty.
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Blue Stone Table)
Summary: Cast a period sweets fork using lead free pewter taught by Baron Jon Tinkerson
Description: Learn a little about the history of the fork as an eating implement.
Cast a fork in a carved stone mould using lead free pewter, file sand and polish it and take it home!

Instructor: Baron Jon Tinkerson

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees: $10

Instructor will provide: All tools and materials will be provided

Student will supply: Please wear closed toe shoes for safety, and work clothes because you will get dirty.
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Introduction to KolRosing taught by M Elizabeth Conner
Description: Students will be introduced to the tools and techniques of kolrosing, a viking-age technique for inscribing designs onto wood (similar to scrimshaw). The students will have an opportunity to try out a variety of tools and darkening powders.

Instructor: M Elizabeth Conner

Child friendly: Minors welcome when accompanied by an adult; sharp knives are used in scribing the designs, so young children should work closely with their supervising adult.

Class size limit: 8

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: A one-page list of materials and sources scrap wood to practice on (some with designs already drawn) Design books that students may browse to look for designs of their own choosing pencils for students to draw their own designs tools for scribing the designs powders for rubbing into the wood to bring out the design

Student will supply: If the student has a wooden bowl or spoon they wish to embellish they may bring that.
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Pavillion
Summary: Chainmail: European 4-1 taught by THL Sárán mac Duinn
Description: You've been curious how to make that chainmail shirt/necklace/pouch for ages, but you don't know where to start. This is the chainmail class for you. You will learn the basic European 4 in 1 weave and come home with a bracelet made of that very weave. If students have a set of pliers they are very comfortable with they should bring them, otherwise pliers will be available. Class fee is $2 for pre-cut rings and closures for bracelets or split rings for keychains. There will be a sign up sheet available at Arts & Sciences Point. Ages 13 and up. Maximum number of students: 12.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Viking Stone Table)
Summary: Dye Resist taught by Lady Aelina Vesterlundr
Description: We will be studying two dye resists; rice and wheat paste. Students will experiment with various applications of the resists on silk handkerchiefs. Students will be encouraged to discuss the history and application of paste resists in pattern and dye work.

Instructor will provide: Silk handkerchief, paste dye resists, and various materials to apply the resist. There will be a basic dye pot to dye the silk.

Students should bring: A container to take home left over paste.

Sign up sheets will be available at Arts and Sciences Point.

No fee for materials. All ages welcome (Children 12 and under must accompanied by a parent.) Maximum number of students: 12.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: To - Ply Fiber Arts Merchant Booth
Summary: Intro to Drop Spinning taught by Debbie Mead
Description: Have you ever wanted to learn to spin yarn? This class will cover basic spinning terminology, various pieces of spinning equipment and a hands on session on spinning wool. There will be spindles available for either lending or purchase as well as some wool fiber for spinning, so don't worry if you don't have any of the tools! Bring a chair if you can - it's easier to coordinate just 2 limbs :).

Instructor: Debbie Mead

Child friendly: Children ages 8-12 (need to have 5 - 10 min attention span) are welcome with an adult, 13 and up are fine without an adult.

Class size limit: 5

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: All materials will be provided for class use.

Student will supply: A chair if possible!!!
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Open Ramada
Summary: Drum and Dance Integration Workshop taught by Mathias Hakonan
Description: Dancers and Drummers, come polish your skills and learn new beats! This workshop will focus on new beats and variants, how to coordinate and find your own voice in a circle, and how to listen to the dancers as well as the drums. Fills, double and half times, tempo changes and manners will be discussed. Dancers and drummers of any exp level are welcome.

Instructor: Mathias Hakonan

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply: Drums and Dance!
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Bardic Rose Point- Class
Summary: Fyrecrawling 101, the Art of the Wandering Performer, Part 1 taught by THL Thomas Whitehart
Description: This is a great class for folks who would like to try performing, and for performers who want feedback, or to try new things. It is fun and supportive , and a "learn by doing class."
The class is in two parts:
Part 1- 1:00 to 2:30 on at the A&S class pavilion next to Open Arms Bardic Hall on Saturday. We cover things like Performing etiquette, voice, physicality, picking material, performing in the round, stage fright, and much more. Please bring hydration, and pieces you might be interested in performing. Please attend both parts of the class!
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Beginning Basketweaving taught by THLady Margeret Kerne
Description: Make a basket like you did at camp! Maybe you've never made a basket before, so now is the time! This class teaches a very simple technique using reed. Students will walk away with their own pencil holder.

Instructor will provide: All basket making material.

Class Fees: $3

Child friendly: yes
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Black Stone Table)
Summary: Hemp as a Period Fiber taught by THLord Curteis FitzOsbern
Description: Although Hemp is an SCA-period textile fiber, it is almost entirely absent from our re-enactment. Modern policies have affected attitudes and availability of what was once touted as the fiber of the future. However, policy and perceptions are changing, and Hemp is poised to take its place alongside wool, flax, and cotton in our library of historical re-enactment fibers.

Class will discuss what Hemp Is and is Not, its history and use in SCA period, and the cultivation and plant processing for fiber production. Samples of hemp at the various stages of processing will be provided.

Instructor: THL Curteis FitzOsbern

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: Students will be provided with class notes and samples of hemp fiber.

Student will supply:
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Viking Stone Table)
Summary: Fiber Solar taught by Viking Guild of Calafia
Description: Do you have a fiber project? Want some company while you work? Join us! Do you spin, weave, stitch, thread, or drape? So do we! Whether you and your project are getting along, or you need some outside advice on how to stop arguing with your project, we are here to hang out! Come meet some new fiber folks! If you are new to crafting, or you don't have a current project, you are still welcome to join us.

We will have a table with benches to sit at, under shade. Be advised that there are 8 spots at the table, so folks may need to bring their own chairs if we get full. Hosted by the Viking Guild of Calafia.
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: True's Crew Camp
Summary: Fyrecrawling 101, The Art of the Wandering Performer Part 2, Learning by doing! taught by THL Thomas Whitehart
Description: art 2- Class Performing and Camp Walkabout, 7: 15 PM, Saturday
Starting at True's Crew, Sleepy Hollow. It's at the back of the war, so give yourself time to get there!
We will gather and perform small pieces at 4-5 camps that have been pre-arranged for our class, and will be giving us appreciations. After performances, True will give private feedback (not critique) and suggestions for the next fire. We also break the 4th wall and look at experienced performers, and how they rock it. ;)
True will be looking for Camps to host us.
All ages welcome, (minors must be accompanied by adults for evening class and able to walk a distance).
Sunday, May 28
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Green Stone Table)
Summary: Carve a spoon taught by David Conner
Description: Previously to 1750 almost everybody ate with a wooden spoon. That they likely carved themselves.
This class will allow the student to use tools similar to those in northern Europe to carve as spoon.

Instructor: David Conner

Child friendly: Children under 12 should bring a parent to supervise. Children under 18 should have permission from their parent.

Class size limit: 10

Class fees: $10

Instructor will provide: Wood & tools will be provided, but if the student would like to bring freshly cut wood or personal tools ( small knives, gouges or axes that are sharp) that will be encouraged.

Student will supply: Tools will be sharp, bring respect.
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Angharat's Ornatrix Academy taught by Angharat Goch
Description: Learn how to re-create historical hairstyles from Ancient Rome, using everyday (modern) hairstyling tools!

This is a hands-on workshop in which students will watch and participate in a demo of three different Ancient Roman (feminine) hairstyles. Students are invited to bring a friend to test on (not required).

Instructor: Angharat Goch

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: Hair ties, Hair pins, Handout

Student will supply: Hairbrushes/combs
Hair extensions or braiding hair (optional)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Black Stone Table)
Summary: Lucet cording for beginners taught by THLord Ketill raudskeggr
Description: This class is for those who have never touched a lucet in their life, and would like to learn how to get started. There will be a brief history of the lucet and how it differs from other cord making styles. Students will receive instruction how to make a cord using a single strand of string.

Instructor will provide all materials. There will be lucets to loan. However, should a student desire to make a specific cord of their own choosing, they are asked to bring their own lucet and enough string using the ratio of 12 inches of string to 1 inch of completed cord.

No charge for materials. Ages 18 and up. Maximum number of students: 6. NOTES: This is a "Drop-in". Feel free to come and go as you please.
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village
Summary: A Roman Soldier taught by THLord Sheridan Ua Neill
Description: A hands on display and discussion of the armor, weapons, food, personal kit, and lifestyle of a common Roman Soldier. This is an opportunity to examine many hand made items including the Lorica Segmentata.
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Blue Stone Table)
Summary: I've spun yarn, now what? Plying and setting for beginners taught by Adelwyn Atewattere
Description: Congratulations, you've learned how to spin on a drop spindle! Now what do you do to get the yarn off and ready to use?
I'll talk about the various plying options, show center-pull balls and Andean plying. We'll talk about setting the yarn you've spun and plyed as well.
This is a beginner class taught by a beginner. Bring your spindle with some wool spun on it.

Instructor: Adelwyn Atewattere

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees: none

Instructor will provide:

Student will supply: Bring your spindle with some wool spun on it.
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Purple Stone Table)
Summary: Beginning American Sign Language taught by Lord Robyn Lon Creighton of Thorndyke
Description: Come learn over 100 American Sign Language signs as well as the alphabet and numbers. Learn how to introduce yourself to others, emotions, pronouns, family members, propositions, times of the day, days of the week, colors, animals, foods, and more! Class is open to children, youth, and adults. Handout of signs will be provided.
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Blue Stone Table)
Summary: Embroidery Craft Solar/Meet & Greet taught by Nikki Ellis
Description: Lets have an embroidery Craft Solar to see what people are working on and share skills and techniques. Very informal, all embroidery styles welcome. I can teach some really basic embroidery stitches but for the most part it's a skill-share type thing.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: To - Ply Fiber Arts Merchant Booth
Summary: Intro to Drop Spinning taught by Debbie Mead
Description: Have you ever wanted to learn to spin yarn? This class will cover basic spinning terminology, various pieces of spinning equipment and a hands on session on spinning wool. There will be spindles available for either lending or purchase as well as some wool fiber for spinning, so don't worry if you don't have any of the tools! Bring a chair if you can - it's easier to coordinate just 2 limbs :).

Instructor: Debbie Mead

Child friendly: Children ages 8-12 (need to have 5 - 10 min attention span) are welcome with an adult, 13 and up are fine without an adult.

Class size limit: 5

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: All materials will be provided for class use.

Student will supply: A chair if possible!!!
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: True's Crew Camp
Summary: Weaving Solar taught by Tabassum
Description: True's Crew campsite #16 in Sleepy Hollow
Class Description Like to weave? Want to learn to weave? Want to show off your weaving? (Love to see it!) Drop in and play with me! Simple looms available to take home. Kids and adults welcome. Come weave on our War Banner! Your hostess: Tabassum at Sleepy Hollow camping area #16 with True's Crew. Sunday 1-3. We have cookies...

Instructor: Tabassum

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: Simple cardboard looms and large plastic needles and lots of scrap yarns.

Student will supply: The desire to play!
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arts and Sciences Village (Black Stone Table)
Summary: Rope Splicing and finishing taught by THLord Curteis FitzOsbern
Description: Students will learn the basics of splicing rope; straight splice for repairing or lengthening rope, eye splice for adding a sturdy loop to a rope, and methods for securing the ends of a rope to prevent fraying.

Instructor: THL Curteis FitzOsbern

Child friendly: yes

Class size limit: no

Class fees:

Instructor will provide: Instructor will provide rope samples and materials. Students may keep their work.

Student will supply:

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