Talon-Crescent Festival – Arts & Sciences Classes 2013
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES: Please see attachment at the bottom of the page.
The Arts & Sciences are rocking at the inaugural Talon Crescent event! Expand your horizons in the Modern Middle Ages as Caid and Artemisia meet for the first time in Starkhafn.
More classes are coming. For questions or comments, or to get further information about Arts & Sciences classes and activities, contact
Sunday morning from 10-noon. Show off your work to the people at the festival! Share your research and the techniques you use. Documentation is encouraged but not required. (Made it at the festival? Bring it!) Visitors are encouraged to leave tokens for their favorite works. Artists are welcome to sell their wares. THL Catharine Hawkwod da Barbiano
Saturday: 12-2pm Perform, Request, or Pass Sunday: 9am - 11ish Breakfast with the Bards
Calling all bards and bardic appreciators - let us create a An open jam session/rehearsal/workshop where bards are welcome to bring instruments
friendly and positive performance space where all are welcome. or works-in-progress for (positive, friendly) critique or advice. Being that new instrument of
As we move around the circle you will be asked if you want to: poem that needs a final verse; and if you are a skilled musician, please stop by that beginners
Perform - Self explanatory. Please keep things PG13 may query you for advice. Light breakfast will be available, and maybe coffee.
Request - Either of a specific performer, a specific piece, or even
Pass - No pressure here; the choice just moves to the next person.
Bringing chairs is advised. Snacks and beverages are also welcome
to go around the circle. (No glass bottles, please.)
CULINARY AND BREWING:
1- Making Brandied Lemonade / White Hypocrist – Brewing Lecture Class. Baron Aran Darkhelm (Caid).
Student Experience Level: All Levels Maximum Number of Students: 25 Minimum Age: Students must be 21 years or older. Students should bring a chair and note taking materials.
2- Varietal Honey Tasting. THL Tomaso da Barbiano (Caid)
We will be sampling a range of honeys and discussing their use in cooking and brewing. All ages may taste the honey. We will also have samples of meads made with some of the honeys for those attendees who are 21 or older and bring an ID.
Minimum age of students: No age requirements for tasting honey. You must be 21 and show ID to taste mead.
Students should bring a chair and note taking materials.
3- Cordial Making. Jarl Rorik Galbraith, KSCA (Caid)
Basic level class on making liquers or cordials. Class can cover what ever skill level the students attending have. Student experience Level: All levels. Maximum students: 20
Minimum age of students: Students must be 21 years or older. ID will be required.
Handouts will be provided. Teacher will bring materials to show how the product is put together. Students should bring a chair and note taking materials.
4-Making Fruit Mustard from Cordial Fruit. Baroness Casamira Jawjalny, OL, OP, GA (Artemisia).
Make and take mustard class using fruit left over from making cordial. Maximum students: 12 Minimum age of students: 21. ID will be required.
Small fee will be charged for jars and non-alcoholic supplies. Students should bring a chair and note taking materials.
5- Making Fruit Mustard from Canned Fruit. Baroness Casamira Jawjalny, OL, OP, GA (Artemisia)
Make and take mustard class using canned fruit from the store Maximum students: 12 Minimum age of students: 14
Small fee will be charged for jars and supplies.
Students should bring a chair and note taking materials.
1- Don’t be Afraid to Document! Baroness Casamira Jawjalny, OL, OP, GA (Artemisia) & Mistress Melisande de Frayne, OL (Caid)
Documentation from Caidan and Artemisian perspectives. A cursory review of documentation required for many A&S competitions (Mistress Melisande), basic documentation from the “Artemisian” angle (Baroness Casamira), and advanced (interkingdom) documentation (Baroness Casamira and Mistress Melisande).
Student experience level: All levels.
Maximum students: None Minimum age of students: 12 (or with teacher’s permission)
Students should bring a chair and note-taking materials.
2- Symbology Found in Portrait. THL Mael Brigit of Dublin (Caid)
Symbols and meanings used in Portraits which are used for marriage brokering, to show class, education, wealth, life experiences, etc..
Student experience Level: All levels.
Students should bring: a chair and note-taking materials. Handouts will be provided.
JEWELRY, METALWORKING, BEADING
1- Norse Wire Weaving, Norse Wire Knitting, Trichinopoly. HE Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter, OP OL (Artemisia)
Learn this simple method to create a man’s necklace or a braid to be suspended between a woman’s brooches. This is a hands-on class.
Student experience Level:Beginner Maximum students: 25 Minimum age of students: 10
Wire to practice with and handouts will be provided without cost. Teacher will have extra wire to sell if you want enough to finish a larger project. A spool of wire is $3.
Students should bring a chair and a smooth ballpoint pen. A pair of needle nose pliers would be nice if you happen to have them. If you want to bring your own additional wire, please bring 22 gauge wire or smaller.
Very casual class, late arrival or early departure ok.
2- The Best Tax Sheltered Accessory of the Middle Ages. Sister Scolastica -- often seen as her counterpart, Mistress Leah de Spencer, OP, OL, KSCA (Artemisia)
Class Description: How did the wealthy gentle of the Middle Ages keep ready funds at hand, while avoiding paying taxes on that ready income? The Paternoster or Rosary of the Middle Ages, was often made of precious metal, gems, amber or pearls, showing the bearer to be either pious or well to do or both, and it was tax exempt. In this class we look at what these accessories looked like, how they were worn and their practical and religious significance. Students may bring beads to make a Rosary or Paternoster, or some beads will be available for sale. Students should bring a chair.
3- Bead Exchange. A&S Staff
Bring beads to exchange, or packages of beads will be available for purchase. Students should bring a chair if they want to sit.
4- Copper Embossing Dame Thea Northernridge, OL, OP
Come and learn a fun surface decoration technique. We will be using a stylus to emboss in thin sheet copper and applying our completed piece to a small wooden box. This technique can be used for many purposes, which will be shared.
Student Experience Level: Beginner
Maximum students: 7 Minimum age of students: 10 years old
Class fee: $5, includes handouts, copper, paint, and decorative box. A stylus and paintbrushes will be available for use.
Students should bring a chair and note-taking materials. Bring an apron or wear clothes that can get paint on them.
5- Fun with Fimo Dame Thea Northernridge, OL, OP
Polymer clay and silicon mold making materials are *very* modern materials that can be used to make items with a period look. This class will focus on using these modern materials to create a medievally inspired pin. Due to polymer clay’s longer working time, it is an excellent material to try out a practice model of a ceramic or glass project for later production in a period manner. Both beginners and experienced craftspeople are welcome to try this material out.
Student Experience Level: Beginner
Maximum students: 5 Minimum age of students: 10 years old
Class fee: $5, includes handouts, polymer clay, one set of silicon mold making material, pin back, adhesive. Tools, molds, colorants, and an oven will be available for use.
Student should bring and chair and notetaking materials.
1- Period Pigments from Colored Earths. Maestra Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani, OL, OP (Caid)
We will explore natural and enhanced earth colors and compare the differences between mixing pigments with egg yolk to create permanent tempera paint, and egg white to create watercolor, as well as gouache.
Student experience Level: All levels Maximum students: 15 Minimum age of students: Old enough to pay attention.
Class fee: $5.00. Includes handouts, colored earth pigments, paper, and books for students to use. Period pigment kits, iron-gallnut ink-making kits, and other scribal tools will also be available for sale.
Student should bring a chair, any brushes they want to use, apron if their garb is fancy, and a hair tie-back.
2- Scriptorium. Hosted by Maestra Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani, OL, OP (Caid)
All scribes and those of all ages and experience levels interested in learning more about illumination, calligraphy, and the scribal arts in general are invited to the informal scribal drop-in on Sunday afternoon. Share ideas and tips and get questions answered about all things scribal. Some supplies will be available. Bring your own on-going projects, additional favorite tools and supplies, and your chair. Optional: a hair tie-back, an apron if your garb is fancy and you want to paint.
FIBER AND COSTUMING:
1- Examples of Historical Clothing from approx 600 to 1600. THL Mael-Brigit of Dublin (Caid)
Using 12 inch dolls, physical examples of clothing covering the time period from 600 AD to 1600 AD. Clothing examples include European, Levantian, Near East, and Far East versions. This is a hands-on class.
Student Experience Level: All levels Minimum Age: Teens welcome
Students should bring a chair and note-taking material.
2- Lucet Cord. THE Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter OP OL (Artemisia)
A lucet is a forked wooden tool used to make brail for drawstrings or couching. This is a hands on class to learn square braid, flat braid, and two color braid using a lucet.
Student Experience Level:Beginner Maximum students: 25 Minimum age of students: 8
Includes the use of a cardboard practice lucet and cord to practice with. Plywood lucets will be available to borrow, or to purchase for $5.
Students should bring: a chair, a lucet if they have one This is a very casual class -- late arrival or early departure ok.
3- Card Weaving. HE Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter OP OL (Artemisia)
This is a hands on class to learn how to make a card woven strip. Student Experience Level: Beginner Maximum students: 25 Minimum age of students: 12
Bring your own cards,or purchase from me for $4 a starter kit with 12 nice cardboard cards, started with yarn. There will be plywood shuttles to borrow or purchase. Extra cards will be available for 30 cents each. Handouts will be provided. Student should bring a chair. It is handy if you can wear a belt.
This is a very casual class -- late arrival or early departure ok.
4-Fiber Drop-in: Hosted by Dame Thea Gabrielle Northernridge, OL, OP (Caid) and HE Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter OP OL (Artemisia))
Weaving on a mini (table top) warp weighted loom, spinning dog hair, card weaving, beginning nalbinding and all things fiber! Come share your skills or learn new ones.
1- Bransle: Dance from the French Court. Baroness Elizabeth Carter (Artemisia)
Bransles are relatively simple dances, perfect for beginners and fun for all ages.
Student Experience Level: All Levels
Maximum Students: None
Minimum age of Students: None
2- Introduction to English Country Dance. Baroness Elizabeth Carter (Artemisia)
Dances from John Playford’s English Dancing Master will be explained and danced. The difficulty of the dances will be subject to the level of experience of the students.
Student experience Level: All Levels
Maximum students: None
Minimum age of students: None
3- 15th Century Italian Dance. Baroness Elizabeth Carter (Artemisia)
An introduction to Italian dance. Dances will include Amoroso, Rostibolli and Amorosina Elyn (an SCA invention of Mystro Niccolo)
Student Experience Level: Intermediate
Maximum students: None
Minimum age of students: 10
YOUTH POINT CLASSES: **Note, there is amini page program that is Talon Crescent specific for the youth.
Use popsicle sticks and tongue depressors to carve Medieval shapes from soap.
Learn how to whittle using pocket knives and wood.
Maximum number of students: 10
Learn how to use a flint and steel to make fire.
Ages: 14 and up
String beads to make Viking swing jewelry. Beads and cording will be provided.
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