AEcademy Classes In-Person November 12

Class Teacher Description
The Importance of Oral History to History Maighstir Liam MacantSaoir As the study of history continues to advance, historians use oral history and physical evidence to better understand the histories of the American, African, and Australian continents. This class will discuss how the use of this data gives us a better understanding of History.
The Great Peace – Hiawatha and the Peace of the Haudenosaunee Maighstir Liam MacantSaoir We know from the oral history and the beaded belt that five warring cultures came together to create a great peace and end centuries of war between them. The great peacemaker, Hiawatha led the Haudenosaunee into peace and established a system of representative government prior to European colonization on the American continents.
How To Make Old Garb New Again Isolda de Leycestre We will take a look at the history of block printing, how it was done during the Middle Ages. You will get to see some of my work on pieces of garb and all the basic tools needed to block print garb. This is a great way to take that plain and ordinary favorite piece of garb and freshen it up for something new!
Gold Chain (Fighting) Beatrix Krieger The Order of the Chivalry will hold the field against the unbelts. There will be an opportunity to fight singles against the present Chiv and learn from them in one on one sessions. It will be up to the unbelt if they want to do slow work, tournament style fights, or practice. If the numbers are good, at the end of the time slot, we will do Belted vs. Unbelted melees.
Making King Rene’s Chandelier Coinneach Mac an Leigh Students will learn techniques of sawing and other woodworking skills, and will take home a replica of a 15th Century artifact.
How to Train Your Unit Ania Mhoireach Melee is the chance to fight for and alongside your friends. It is exhilarating and challenging and when done right can be a rewarding and joyful experience. Much of this depends on the ability of your Unit to fight and succeed as one. Helping newer fencers learn how to fight as a Unit is the responsibility of all who have come before, so this class will focus on how to take a group of fencers of all experience levels and build a unit that will be effective, deadly, knowledgeable, and unified on the field from the start. We will cover training tactics for bringing newer fencers up to speed, the logistics of diagnosing everyone’s strengths so they can be placed in the line where they will be most effective, and the care and raising of your unit to work well together and support each other both on and off the field.
Voice Heralding 101 Snorri skyti Bjarnarson From “Voice heralds” are used for “crying out announcements, announcing the fighters entering the list field, as well as acting as the voice of the nobility in court, reading the scrolls that accompany the awards being given out.” “Book heralds”: helping members of the SCA to research period names and design devices (armory), as well as registering them with the SCA College of Heralds. “Protocol heralds”: recording the awards and honors that are given in court, drafting period-style ceremonies for use in court, determining the precedence of award holders, as well as other legal niceties in all sorts of situations. This class deals with Voice Heralds. Learn how to project your voice, what to say, and how to say it!
The Big Cookie: Secrets of Polling Orders Unlocked Master Bedwyr Danwyn Polling Order admission is much more objective than most people realize. This class will discuss things that can
hasten entry into an Order, and just as important – things that can hold someone back. Presenter is a member of four
Polling Orders and doesn’t believe that someone need wear a belt to receive accurate guidance.
Introduction to the Monongahela Peoples Maighstir Liam MacantSaoir An introduction to the Monongahela people and culture based on current understanding from archaeological evidence. The Monongahela culture was discovered during the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. The Monongahela culture was a Native American group based in modern-day Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Western Maryland, and Eastern Ohio.
Introduction to Kumihimo Perote Campbell Do river crafts confuse you? Do words like “Inkle” make you break out in a cold sweat? Then swing by for a light and easy class on basic kumihimo. Your $5 class fee will cover a beginner round disk and all other materials to get you started. Several patterns will be provided.
From Now To Then : Redacting Rules of Thumb Perote Campbell A brief overview of methodology to convert recipes and formulas for the medieval/mundane kitchen.
Combat Archery for Non-Combat Archers. Friderich Swartzwalder Heavy fighters, marshals, or anyone else interested, here is your chance to learn about combat archery. Take a detailed look at the equipment used and its construction. See the types of ammunition used, how they’re constructed, and why they’re constructed that way. Explore the rules involving combat archery on the field. Most importantly have your questions about combat archery answered by the Kingdom Combat Archery Marshal.
“He can lick my @$$”. The Life of German Mercenary Knight Gottfried “Gotz” von Berlichingen, or Gotz of the Iron Hand. Friderich Swartzwalder Gottfried “Gotz” von Berlichingen or Gotz of the Iron Hand (1480-1562) was a German knight who lived to fight. When there weren’t enough wars for his liking, he formed his own mercenary band and hired himself out for any fight he could find. Even the loss of his right hand to a cannon ball didn’t slow him down. He had prosthetic hands made that would allow him to hold a sword, his horse’s reins, and even a quill. He survived countless battles, skirmishes, and two Imperial banishments. And yes he popularized a phrase that would come to be known as the Swabian Salute.
The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, Jakob Fugger Friderich Swartzwalder Jakob Fugger (1459-1525), the richest man who ever lived*. Explore the life of a man who’s family went from obscurity to controlling the finances of Europe in 3 generations. Praised in his hometown but reviled by those who had to do business with him. Jakob was a ruthless business man who gave back to his home city of Augsburg. Many of the business and economic practices he developed are still in use today. *depending on how you calculate it, but definitely top 3
Upon The Hem: Finishing Your Skirt in Late Period Elena de la Palma Hemming wasn’t the only option for late period women’s gowns. This class will explore all the different ways the bottom edge of a skirt or dress could be finished, using extant examples wherever possible. This class will include discussion of how to do each hem treatment, plus which would mostly likely be used in various clothing applications, with different fabrics, for different social classes, etc. We’ll also touch on skirts more generally – how many would be worn and how they might be decorated and constructed.
Fabric and Embellishment in Late Period Spanish Clothing: Evidence from the Inventories Elena de la Palma What fabrics would a Spanish queen wear? How would her garments be decorated? This class explores some answers to these questions by surveying recorded inventories of Isabel of Portugal, Juana of Castile, and other contemporary Spanish royal women from 1530 – 1600. Class is a quantitative analysis showing percentages of material use, overall prevalence, and trends over time.
Itty-Bitty Cartridge Pleats THL Fede di Fiore Students will be provided with a piece of linen, thread and needle and will be taught how to achieve the near perfect, extremely tiny catridge pleats exemplified by 15th and 16th century undergarments. This class has be updated to include a “Ittier-Bittier Pleat” tutorial to take these methods a step more extreme, therefore and extra .5 hour has been requested.
16th Century Undies THL Fede di Fiore We will be covering the cultural context for these articles of clothing; how they were made, worn and viewed within 16th Century European society. The class will include discussions on the types of materials used, techniques for creation and rules for developing original or borrowed (from extant) patterns.
For The Kids- Make And Take Perote Campbell Do you want to learn to play Mills, 9 person Morris, Marl…. Then stop by and make your own travel version. A brief introduction will be offered as well as the crafting of the kit. Minors are welcome with a guardian.
Medieval European Leather Dyes Otto Boese This class will review medieval European paradigms of color, interpretation of dye recipes from medieval European manuscripts (9th to 16th centuries), substrates and reagents used to make medieval dyes, and practical demonstrations of dye making. Hands-on experience is available if you want to actively participate as we work our way through eight dye colors. Other colors will be explored if time allows. Class is free to attend. Handout is 18 pages, in color, $5.
Athletic Performance for SCA Combatants Robert MacEwin of Thornhill In this class, we’ll review the many variables that can affect athletic performance. This class will be geared toward tournament fighting, but many of the discussion points will be applicable to melee and practice as well. The goal of this class is to help answer the question: how can I bring my best to the list field?
The History of the Tarot Charles O’Connor The class will cover the history of the cards from Ancient China through the Mamelukes of Egypt to the introduction into Northern Italy. The the cards spread through Europe for gaming. The probable origin of the symbolism on the current decks. The development of divination in the English speaking world using the Tarot decks particularly the Rider-Smith deck.
Leveling Up Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir Want to get to the next level? Learn ways to approach practice to make it more useful in the long run. Class is designed for fencers and fighters, but many of the ideas discussed apply to any discipline. We will look at learning styles and sports psychology to maximize your gains in practice.
Making Events More Inclusive Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir Come talk with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer about making SCA Events more welcoming. Learn some changes, large and small, that you can do to make events more inclusive. Even small things can add up, making things more welcoming and making people want to stay involved. Learn how you can make a difference.
Making 14th-Century Cut-Out Shoes Robert of Ferness In this make-and-take class you will learn how to make a pair of shoes like those worn by His Majesty Arnthor at
Coronation. You will measure your feet, cut out leather for soles and uppers, design a pattern and cut it out, then
assemble the shoes. Materials fee of $15 for leather and needles and thread. Class size limit is 8.
Intro to the Baltics: A Snapshot of Pre-Christian  Europe THL Cassiano da Castello Handouts will be provided, as well as business cards with links for digital download.
Structuring Your Research: Outlining and Organizing for Documentation THL Cassiano da Castello Attendees will be taught how to use a thought map and transfer it to a structured outline for writing, as well as using it as a repository for citations.
Bulking Up Your Research: Method and Theory in the SCA THL Cassiano da Castello Hour long class in lecture format, with handouts. Handouts will be provided, as well as well as links to download copies for yourself, or view the class in recorded format.
Grisaille Quarry Avitoria vidua Come and paint a glass quarry while learning a bit about the history of this popular style of stained and painted glass window. All equipment will be supplied, but students are asked to bring their own face mask. *Please know that glass painting can expose you to lead.* Students who would like to watch but are not comfortable working with the paint are welcome to watch and ask questions. Students who paint a quarry will be asked to share their mailing address, so that the fired pieces can be mailed to them once fired in the kiln. – A $10 donation is appreciated to help cover the cost of mailing & supplies, but no student will be turned away if unable to donate.
Viking Silver Bling Round Table Snorri skyti Bjarnarson Gather with other artisans (or anyone curious!) and discuss how the Vikings stamped, twisted, plaited, hammerforged, and cast silver as jewelry, wearable money, useful items, and more. Bring examples (made and purchased), tools, and  reference materials if you have them!
Prince Andreas’ Take on Fighting Andreas Morgan In this class I will take questions about my particular style of fighting. We will discuss and demonstrate the whys and hows of what I do when fighting tournaments and melees. Being armored is not required for the class but there will be some hands on instruction. There will also be some instruction on fighting off-handed opponents.
Basic Gouache Painting and Whitework Christofano The class is for either beginning painters or anyone who would like upscale their painting skill. Methods taught are: Creating a smooth, matte surface with gouache; Laying down white work without disturbing the layer underneath; Learn proper water discipline (not too much and not too little water); plus an overview of tools. Please bring what brushes, paints, and an example of the paper you use. We will discuss pros and cons of these. There will not be a discussion of manuscript styles as these painting techniques work across the board.
Introduction to Dovetails Coinneach Mac an Leigh The class will run two hours, and accept up to six hands-on students with unlimited observers.

AEcademy Classes Virtual November 13

Class Teacher Description
Franco-WHAT? Mistress Alicia Langland Join us online for a look at some gloriously glitzy manuscripts!
Kids in the Kitchen Andriú mac Domhnaill In this class we will discuss basic kitchen safety and fun cooking techniques that anyone can do. We will also have an open discussion about intruding period dishes into mundane meals.
Introduction To Youth Combat Andriú mac Domhnaill A brief introduction to youth combat, including armor and weapon standards and creation. Explanations of the different division’s. As well as, what is needed to become a youth marshal. Anyone can do it and so should you!
Amalie’s (Updated) Tips & Tricks Amalie Reinhardt Google has many awesome features that you can use to be more productive. Even if you’ve attended this class before, there are many updated tips & tricks to share.
WordPress 101 Amalie Reinhardt Learn how to set up a WordPress site as a website for your group, from both the server side and the admin dashboard.
Roman Cosmetics – Archaeological Samples and How To Make Them Dúgū Jìnán We know a lot about Roman cosmetics from literary works and figurative art. But the neglected part are the extant samples of cosmetics found within the Roman territories. I will discuss the archaeological discoveries and methods which can be used for recreation of both extant sample finds and safe replacements.
Develop your Artist’s Eye: How to Analyze Images for Assorted Arts Baroness Sadira and Baroness Daedez As more and more Medieval and Renaissance art becomes accessible, there are more and more exciting opportunities to create and appreciate art across cultures and time periods. Join us for a fun, interactive workshop to explore a way to analyze illumination or paintings to identify specific details for creating realistically period art, to assess your own illuminations, or just for an additional level of enjoyment. This class is appropriate for any age or level of ability and interest.
Theodora Talk: The Princess and the Table Fork Caleb Reynolds A Ted-Talk style presentation on an interesting moment in the history of medieval European tableware. A Q&A about table forks will follow, if there is demand.
Tiptoe Through the Textiles Caera Fitzpatrick We’ll cover (free!) resources with deep rabbit holes, many of which are textile-specific. You’ll get tips about getting the most out of your online searches, where to look “offline” and even a few ideas about what to do if you get stuck. And once you’ve got all that info, some ideas on how to bring your piece to life. Come play!
Premodern Japanese Clothing Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A historical survey of clothing in premodern Japan covering a variety of societal roles in the court, the military, and the clergy. Includes an introduction to the use of kazane (color combinations) and kamon (heraldry) in textiles and clothing. This class will. not only include a brief introduction to hats and footwear, but will also introduce things customarily carried on the person such as ōgi and shaku.
Waka: Classical and Medieval Japanese Poetry and Poetics Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir From imperial poetry contests to ribald poetry parties, poetry was a central part of premodern Japanese social and political life. Discover classical love poetry, noh chant, death poems, and popular songs. Learn about the poetic language used to compose Japanese poetry including: kigo, kiriji, and makura-kotoba. Finally, learn to play a poetry game.





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