"Alchemy in the Middle Ages" with Lord Bryn of Celyddon. Learn how Alchemy was viewed in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. “Advanced Spear Tactics” with Lord Alusdar O’Dane. Learn and practice advanced techniques for spear fighting in both melee and dueling. BYO spear if you have one; there will be a few spares available for those who do not have them. Armor is not needed to attend class but will be required for pick-ups or practice. "Basic woodworking hand tools and how to use them"with THL Mateusz z Plocka. Want to get started in hand woodworking. We will go through the basic starter set that you can use to make you camp furniture. “Beginning Embroidery” with Master Cellach macChormach. Hands on class that will cover basic embroidery stitches that were widely used during our time period as well as project ideas and project layout. No limit. "Classical Cryptography"with Lord Bryn of Celyddon. Codes and Ciphers throughout the ages. “Cooking from Period Sources” with Master Giles fitz Alan. A study of period sources for various time periods and cultures aimed at producing reasonable recreations of the recipes. We will discuss how shifts in terminology and culture affect interpretation (redaction) of the period receipt. This is a intermediate cooking class. The student will be expected to be familiar with modern cooking techniques and terminology. “Have Fun Storming the Castle” with Baroness Slany bean Uillic. The neighbors are invading! We need to protect ourselves. We will discuss ways to both defend and take a castle. “House Haunters” with Mistress Catriona nicHugh Maclaey. Just what are the things that go bump in the night? This class will a close look in dark corners and under the bed to find out the truth about boggarts, brownies, bugbears and other long-legged beasties! “How to Open Up a Can of Worms Without Making Too Much of a Mess: Starting an SCA Research Project” with Lady Rosie Dubroc. Does research and documentation seem overwhelming? Are you interested in doing an A&S project but don't know where to start? This class will teach you how to find, evaluate, and document the sources you need to research and complete an A&S project in any category. “Intro to Minoan Women's Fashion (Crete, 1600BC)” with Lady Petronella Lockeheart. Discover the bold, flattering, easy-to-make clothing made famous by the sculptures and frescoes of Crete and Thera/Santorini. Topics: historical and geographical context, fibers, dyes, jewelry-making materials, hairstyles, and cosmetics. References to recent research and archaeological discoveries. Class handouts can be downloaded. 60 min for instruction, optional bonus 30 min at end for holding/studying examples and reference photos. “Intro to the internet for the average SCAdian” with Baintighearn Deirdre MakKyneth. Introductory class on A&S submissions, Award Recommendations, report filing and Q&A session on Facebook and Midrealm.org. Come inquisitive! "Making a Lund Viking Stool" with THL Mateusz z Plocka. Limit 5. We will make a "D" shaped three legged stool from the 11 century in this class or at least give you the basics so you can complete the stool on your own. I will supply the wood and some tools for class use. “Mr. Pen is Your Friend” with Master Katarina Peregrine.(2 HOURS)Limit 6. Pen basics that will get you started with calligraphy. For new or beginning calligraphers. Make your pen work for you. For ages 14 and up. Class limit 6. “Patterning the Minoan Underdress and Skirt” with Lady Petronella Lockeheart. 60-90 min. Learn to draft and construct the heanos (V-necked underdress) and wrapped skirt, with multiple variations for style and modesty. 60 min for dress and skirt, optional bonus 30 min for instructions for hair-styling and making accessories: mantle, headband, cord belt, jewelry. Class handouts can be downloaded. Reference photos and sources. Beginner-friendly! “Period Food Preservation Techniques” with Master Giles fitz Alan. This class presents an overview of used in our period of study, and compares and contrasts with the same or similar practices in use today. Handout provided. “A Primer on Period Spices, Herbs, and other Unusual Ingredients Or What the Heck are guybibes?” with Lady Rycheza zPolska. This class will explore some of the less common spices, herbs, and other ingredients that one may encounter in extant recipes. A live comparison of tastes, scents, and textures of several is planned. "Rolling in the Roving" with Lady Lena Krieger. Limit 10. In this class you will be using roving to create felted wool bookmarks with wet felting techniques. “Simple Borders” with Master Katarina Peregrine (2 HOURS). Limit 6. You Can Illuminate! Learn to draw and paint a simple illuminated border. For new or beginning painters, ages 14 and up. Class limit 6. “Suck it Up: The History of Cupping” with Lady Rosie Dubroc This class will teach you the history of ancient Chinese cupping, from its beginnings using animal horns to more sophisticated bamboo and glass cups. Learn how different types of cupping were done and what each was used for. The class will include a brief demonstration of fire cupping. “Wearing My Lady's Favor” with Mistress Catriona nicHugh Maclaey. The belt favor is ubiquitous for SCA garb. But is it historically correct? What would a lady give as a favor to be worn in battle during period? (Specific to SCA) “Where the Green Weed Grows” with Lady Milisandia MacGreghere. Using wild plants to your benefit. Learn to make salves and tinctures.