SCA for Beginners
New to the SCA? You have already noticed that we use strange words, do unusual things, and wear extraordinary garments. Now‘s your chance to indulge your curiosity, and find out how you can fit in and find your place in history. Don‘t be shy... we‘re mostly harmless!
Newcomer’s Guide to SCA Court
You‘re new to the SCA and you see court is on the schedule and you wonder, ‘What is SCA court?‘ I will cover what to expect at court to help you understand what may happen. In this class we will discuss the role of the Royals in the East Kingdom and actions they may take in court.
The Carving of Kitchen Tools and Tableware
This class will cover the creation of a variety of carved wooden items useful in the camp kitchen or on the dining table at SCA events. Discussion and demonstrations include tools and the safe use thereof, carving techniques, suitable wood varieties, and functional finishes. Materials will be provided for five participants, printed handouts (with patterns) for 12. PDF handouts upon request.
Making Spiral Finger-Rings
This is a hands-on class. You will learn how to make period-style wire rings (Viking, Anglo-Saxon) and will leave with them. We will make two differents spiral rings in copper. Class is limited to 8 participants.
The Trondheim Horse: A Wood Carving Exercise
What kept Norse children out from under foot during the long winters? We can catch glimpses of an answer by studying material culture in the form of various wooden figures which survive to this modern age. Class participants will choose and transfer a paper pattern to wood, saw the rough figure free from the board, and begin to carve details into the piece. As carving requires a deal of time, it is extremely rare to produce a finished piece in an hour. Please set your expectations accordingly. Materials will be available for five participants. Handouts (including patterns) will be available for a dozen. PDF handouts upon request.