Classes

Here is a list of classes being taught at Simple Day!

Please note times and classes might be subject to change - we will do our best to keep you updated as we go!

TimeLocationTitleTeacherDescription
9:00 AM to 10:00 AMClassroom CMaking a Hobby Horse or Dragon for RacingSunny BriscoeCome make a dragon, horse or whatever kind of creature your heart desires. This is a child and adult class as there is cutting and hot gun gluing. For an example of what we are making see the facebook Simple Day event page. Later in the day you be able to race your creature on a course!
9:00 AM to 4:00 PMGreat HallWhat I Learned from an SCA Class CompetitionBryna Chandler / Baroness Verena EntenwirthHave you ever learned something new from a class at an SCA event? Now is the time to give both yourself and the teacher credit. From Pennsic to RUM and any event in between, anything that was made in a class or from a class held at a SCA event is eligible. No Documentation is required, but extra cool factor if you have the notes from the class. Notecards will be available where you will need to include your name, your group, the class you learned it from, and the teachers name. Awards will be given to both the winning entry AND the teacher who inspired them.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AMClassroom AA Survey of Tapestry WeavingAnne Reaves/ Branwen ScholasticaHave you ever wondered about medieval and Renaissance tapestries? Come for an introduction to the development of woven tapestries in Europe. If you have a frame loom, even a very small one, bring it and leftover wool yarn so you can warp it and start weaving a small project.
10:00 AM to 12:30 PMClassroom BBeaded Flowers - Make a Miniature RoseCindy Faraone/ Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren5 students max, $2 materials fee
10:00 AM to 12:30 PMClassroom CBeginning HarpMichael Peterson/ Michael Breddelwyn PetersonIf you have admired the harp and wondered what it would be like to play one, you now have an opportunity to try. I will give a brief history of the harp and will have a couple of harps with me to try. Beginning instruction is given, and there will be discussion related to the harp. Max class size 12
11:00 AM to 12:00 NoonClassroom ATurn an A&S Project into a ClassBryna Chandler / Baroness Verena EntenwirthDo you have an award winning A&S entry or a fabulous project you recently finished? How would you like to share it with the rest of the Known World? Using an easy to follow worksheet, figure out the best way to turn your experience and knowledge into a top notch class that people can't wait to take. Bring your documentation or project journal and leave with a ready to teach class. No documentation or project? No problem, this is also a great introduction for anyone interested in teaching at SCA events.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PMClassroom ASupporting the massesAlice Smith-Goeke/ Collette the Seamstress"Supporting the Masses: Selecting and Making A Bust Supportive Garment The key to a great period looking dress is period shaped underwear. The shape that you want to create will depend the era, country, and outfit you are wearing. We will explore the two distinctive Silhouettes (Curved front & Flat / Straight Front), decide which is right for you. Then learn about the garment, corset or kirtle, that achieve this look and the equipment, boning, needed to create it. Handout costs $2 and Boning packet costs $5. These are cost for me, no profit. 20 hand out/ packet limit. Unlimited adults"
1:00 PM to 2:00 PMOutdoor Shelter ClassroomService Dogs and the SCACiara Eirikswifopen to anyone over the age of 16.
2:00 PM to 4:30 PMClassroom BArmored RoseTobi Beck/ Duchess Elina of BeckenhamBased on the book, "The Armored Rose", by Duchess Elina of Beckenham, OL, OP, OR, KSCA. The class covers the physical, physiological and psychological differences between men and women and how these impact fighting, plus how to make the most of them. Tendons, adrenaline, hormones and society all have an impact. See how they play a part in changing the fight.
2:00 PM to 3:30 PMClassroom CPeriod, Periodoid & Hell No beads for early period personasRichard Pierson/ SigulfSo, do you have an early period persona and wonder what beads you should wear? Want to make sure people don't point and laugh at your necklace or brooch swags? Learn what's period, periodoid, and what you shouldn't EVER wear in this handy class. We'll cover bead styles, materials, stringing options, and how many & what type is right for you.
2:30 PM to 3:30 PMGreat HallCalf to CodexJohannes von Narrenstein/ John Joseph CashI would like some space to pitch my project “Calf to Codex” to build a medieval book from the ground up, and to recruit scribes (right now) and painters (for later). I can do this as a class/presentation of about an hour, or I can set up a display fro the afternoon – whichever is more convenient. Thanks for your attention!
3:30 PM to 4:30 PMClassroom CHand-Crafted Garment FinishingTHL Edyth MillerA hands-on look at medieval hand sewing techniques to take your garb from just done to beautifully finished.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PMClassroom AViking ClothingKaren FosterSharing the tips, tricks, and interesting points learned in Nille Glaesel's Viking Clothing Class. NOT a full rendition of the class. I will bring the garments I started during the workshop
We would like to have all classes scheduled by June 15th.
Please contact Solveig Thorgilsdottir (Be Girard) to schedule a class time or with any class questions. Email Link!


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