12th Night 2014 – Classes

Please contact the Class Coordinator list below if you are interested in teaching.  All teachers welcome.
Lord Dunstan Bramblette, mka Rob Hicks, darclan28 AT yahoo DOT com

List of Classes Below:


Fighting for beginners – If you have ever wanted to get into fighting or wanted to learn what it takes to start fighting,and wanted to ask the hard question of what it takes to get started? This is the class to ask those hard questions! Class is one hour long. Taught by: Lord Octavian Athanaciou of Constantinople

Bidding the Bedes: An Introduction to Paternosters – In the 13th -16th centuries in western Europe,prayer beads were an ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as providing information on making your own replica. Students will leave class with a finished paternoster. Age requirements: No specific age requirement – youth must be able to use scissors, needle, and thread without supervision.  I will have 12 kits available for $5 each, but auditors are welcome.  Taught by:  THL Elizabethe Alles


Happy Japanese Games – Description: Three leisure games of Medieval Japan are discussed. Reproductions of each game will be presented and available to play during class. May not be appropriate for small children; some game pieces can be a choking hazard. Length: 1:30-2 Hr. Kitsune Yamamura


Patterning the Grande Assiette Sleeve – The class is one hour long and will cover examples of extant garments featuring the grande assiette sleeve and a how to on creating your own pattern. No class limit, but only 15 handouts. Taught by: Lady Sarai Tindall

Introduction to Entering and Judging A&S Faires – This class will cover the basics of entering and judging the official A&S Faires that occur each spring. Topics include how to enter, some tips on writing documentation and displaying your entry, and tips on effective judging without leaving the entrant in tears. The class will also touch on other venues to display your work. Taught by: THL Gunnarr Alfljot, Midlands Regional MOAS.


Training, Preparing, and Fighting in Tournaments – Taught by His Majesty Cellach


Voice Care for Early Music singers
- Following a brief overview of early music repertoire, we’ll go over important breathing exercises, warm-ups, and tips for general care and maintenance. This class is ideal for singers, readers, speakers, or anyone who just wants to learn how to increase their vocal power. Knowing how to read music or even carry a tune is not necessary for this class. Class will be taught by Megge O’Sullivan from the Ashlands, who received a B.A. in Music (Voice) from the mundane University of Denver, with special guest breathing expert Katerina of Tree-Girt-Sea, both members of the Pippins, an award-winning Madrigral chorus. Entire class will probably last less than 40 minutes.

Kosode Construction
- Description: An essential garment in every Nihonjin wardrobe! We’ll discuss construction of this robe, based on a museum example from the Muromachi period. The predecessor to the kimono, the kosode was worn by both men and women throughout most of Japanese history. Visual garment examples will be presented, along with a review of the garment construction handout given during the class. Time will be Donation for materials appreciated. Length: 1:30-2 Hr. Taught by: Kitsune Yamamura



The Bastoncello of Fiore dei Liberi.
Fiore dei Liberi, dating about 1400 AD, is the earliest known Italian master of arms who has passed down his system of fighting in writing to us. In one set of plays he teaches the use of the bastoncello, a short baton carried as a military symbol of rank, for self defense. Participants in this class will learn the plays that Fiore has left us as interpreted by Baron AElfred. Participants should bring a wooden dowel rod of 3/4 to one inch diameter cut to 18 inches in length and protective eye wear such as shop glasses or equivalent. The instructor will have a limited number of loaners. Taught by: Baron AElfred of Chester

Grooming Medieval Style - Want to enhance your SCA experience? Consider period grooming products. This two hour class will take you through the basic grooming routine for folks in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. You will also learn about some common beauty treatments. This class is limited to 12 gentles. You will receive a hand-out with recipes, a shopping guide, and samples of many of the products that we discuss. Taught by: Lady Heodez Sofonisba de Talento Minotto


Research 101 (or what to do when Wikipedia doesn’t answer all your questions)
Class is one hour long. Taught by: Elaine Ragland Belancourt


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