Class

Class

A class at which one or more teachers will instruct a group of students in their area(s) of expertise

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Passamezzo - Improvised Dance

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Thursday 11:00 to 12:00
Sunday 11:00 to 12:00
Monday 10:00 to 11:00

The Passamezzo is a 16th Century improvised dance style. Passamezzi are flirtatious, playful, sexy, witty, and can be anything from slinky (but fairly gentle) to seriously virtuosic. They're also a great deal of fun, especially if you like the sort of dancing that is a conversation with your...Read more

SCA 101

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Thursday 13:00 to 13:30
Friday 14:00 to 14:30
Saturday 14:00 to 14:30

Baroness Tórfa (Deputy Kingdom Kingdom Hospitaller) will greet you and introduce the SCA, and define some terms and nuances of our game. Lollies may or may not be involved, but be ready for pop quizzes, lots of laughs and meeting new folk from all over Lochac.Read more

List Keeping 101

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Thursday 16:00 to 17:00

Interested in volunteering to run a tournament list? This class will give you an introduction to the most common tourney formats, the basics of pairing off fighters, and tools and equipment required to make list keeping a breezeRead more

Intermediate Country Dance

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Friday 11:00 to 12:00

Learn some more advanced English Country Dances before the Country ball.

No partner necessary; some familiarity with English Country Dance preferred (the Beginner English Country Dance class will be enough).  These dances do move fairly quickly, so you will need a moderate level of...Read more

Making a Period Sewing Kit

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Friday 11:00 to 12:00

Want to replace your modern plastic sewing kit with something more appropriate? Wondering what sewing tools were actually used in the medieval and renaissance periods? This class covers the history of sewing tools and some ideas on assembling a sewing kit for your period.Read more

Understanding Effective Teaching for Swordplay

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Friday 12:00 to 13:00

Teaching swordplay can be simultaneously one of the most rewarding and one of the most frustrating activities we can undertake in the Society for both teacher and student. Most of this frustration comes about due to a lack of understanding regarding the teaching process, leading to unstructured...Read more

Food Fit for a Queen

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Friday 14:00 to 15:00

An introduction to Elizabethan food and feasting, including the Elizabethan pantry, setting up a feast, menu planning and recipes. Beginner-Intermediate (some cooking knowledge assumed but not necessary).Read more

Patches, mends and bodges

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Friday 15:00 to 16:00

In period, there were items that aren't quite so perfect as what we see in museums: they were used to death and past it, repaired, recycled and possibly thrown in the midden for a reason. Let's see what we can do in a similar vein.Read more

The Market Wallet

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Friday 16:00 to 17:00

An introduction to the market wallet, excellent for carrying a moderate amount of stuff hands free. It resembles a pair of saddle bags, worn over one shoulderRead more

SUGAR RUSH!!!!! The Elizabethan Banquet

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Saturday 11:00 to 12:00

The Elizabethan banquet - a party within a party, where everything served involved sugar. Discussion will include setting up a banquet, and the dishes served, including the basics of sugarwork and candy making. Cost of $5 because there will be samples of the food.Read more

Lyric Writing 101

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Saturday 11:00 to 12:00

The 5% inspiration that goes into songwriting can't be taught, But the remaining 95% involves a lot of techniques that can be! This class explores some of the basics of rhythm, rhyme, structure, and making words fit a tune.Read more

Introductory Calligraphy

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Saturday 14:00 to 15:00

If you've ever wanted to give calligraphy a go, this is the class for you!   This will be a practical session that introduces some basic pen-strokes, and lets you try out some of the most commonly-used Medieval and Renaissance scripts.Read more

Eliabethan Shirt 3 - Gores

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Sunday 14:00 to 15:00

Third of a five part series in patterning a variation on a sixteenth century men's shirt: this session focuses on insetting gores into slits (A generally applicable technique; especially those insetting gores into cote fronts).Read more

Bouffons

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Monday 11:00 to 12:00

Join in an attempt at the passages of the Bouffons, a 16th century sword dance that was choreographed to be part of a Masque.

This dance will require a moderate level of fitness and concentration, but does not need to involve jumps, and definitely does not involve actually being hit by...Read more

Formed Leather Casework

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Monday 11:00 to 12:00

Formed leather cases were a practical way to store your pens, cards, instruments, glasses and precious objects in period. Look at examples across time, learn how to make cases using period techniques, plus a ‘quick and dirty’ method requiring no leather skills.Read more

Simple Massage Techniques

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Monday 14:00 to 15:00

Join Lady Elizabeth la Chatte, as she teaches you how to use simple massage techniques to alleviate many of the aches and pains associated with combat, sports, or just a very hard Festival.

You and your partner will put these methods into practice during a practical class; guided by Lady...Read more