[Darkwood-SCA] Darkwood A&S, July 7-9, 2006
rose at santiagosmagic.com
Thu Jun 29 13:34:58 PDT 2006
Darkwood Arts & Sciences
July 7-9, 2006
Location: Bolado Park (San Benito County Fairgrounds, Tres Pinos)
Autocrat: Rose de LeMans
Site Fee: $10 ($13 for non-members) and $5 for children
Join the Barony of Darkwood at our annual Arts & Sciences tourney,
held in a beautiful new (to us) campsite at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos.
In addition to a
full weekend of classes and workshops, we have plenty of activities
scheduled including a potluck dinner on Saturday evening, the annual
Bard of the Oaks
competition, and the first ever "Oaken Chef" competition.
For more information on the Bard of the Oaks audition, please see the
The Oaken Chef Competition will be held on Saturday afternoon -- we'll
provide a "secret ingredient" and some basic pantry items, but there
are no limitations. You can bring whatever you think you might want to
use and any reference materials you think you might need. You can have
up to three people
on your team, you'll have half an hour to research/formulate your plan
and an hour to prepare three dishes featuring the secret ingredient.
Please email me
by July 5 to sign your team up, so I can make sure there are enough
supplies for everybody.
So far, the following classes are scheduled for Saturday:
Basic Shoemaking - Vyncent atte Wodegate - tools, techniques and
patterns. No class limit, no fees.
Decorative Gathering or Italian Smocking - Tangwystyl verch Morgant
Glasvryn - A technique used on various linen tunics of the 12-14th
century to gather
the tops of gussets in an ornamental way. We'll be learning the
technique on a relatively large scale with finer materials available
practice. Class limit: 5 students. Fee: none (all materials will be
Basic Sewing - Caterina de Genova - Basic fabric types, fabric
preparation, basic pattern drafting, taking your measurements and
basic pattern layout.
Demystifying Documentation - Branwen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda Can you
spin a good yarn, put a knight into shining armour, or cook up a royal
feast, and yet
you dread the mysterious documentation requirement? How much is
enough? What is expected? Why do it? Come and find out! No limit, no
There Was a Good King Branwen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda - A look at the
concept of kingship in medieval literature, from Beowulf, to Dante, to
Hamlet, and how
this relates to the concept of royalty in the Middle Ages and what
makes for a good king. No limit, no fees.
Novices Nine Mens Morris - Staffan Arffuidsson - Come learn a game
that has been played for centuries. It can be as simple, or as
complex, as the
participants desire. Class limit - 10; cost - $2 (for game board and pieces).
Medieval Chess - John Patten - Students will learn about the rules of
several common forms of chess in the middle ages, some history and an
play. No modern chess experience is necessary. Some chess sets will
be available. If convenient, please bring a chess set. Kids okay.
Maillecrafting - Allan Menefee Learn to weave chain mail; kits will
be available at a cost TBD. Students can bring their own tools, use
the loaners, or pay a couple dollars to cover the replacement of
tools. Limit 10, but other groups can be arranged throughout the day.
Levigation - James Andrew McAllister - Come play in the mud with
Master JimBear levigation of earch to make paint pigments.
Participants must be willing to get wet, and probably a bit muddy.
Wear sunscreen. Class limit 12, no fees.
Fibulaes - Tatiana Todhunter - Ancient safety pins. Bring round tip
pliers if you have them, and safety goggles are recommended. Class
limit 6, class
ee -- $2 for supplies. Older children are okay.
Bezants - Christian de Holacombe - class limit - 10; cost - $7; Bring
if you have them: a wooden, rubber or leather mallet; a large-ish
sharp needle, and a
pair of scissors you're willing to cut metal with.
Theatrical Skills for SCA Bards (Theory) - Join Juan Santiago as he
covers a wide range of theatrical skills which can be used to help you
get the most out
of your bardic performances.
Theatrical Skills for SCA Bards (Practical) Juan Santiago - Take the
skills and theory discussed in the previous class and apply them to
one or more of
your own bardic works. Open forum group and workshop.
Period Songs and Rounds - John Rossignol - no class limit, no fees.
Dancing Under the Oaks Ghislaine dAuxerre - Come and learn some
period as well as SCA-traditional dances. New and experienced dancers
alike are welcome. This is a class where you'll have fun. Wear
comfortable shoes. No limit, no fees.
Fencers Footwork - Staffan Arffuidsson - This is the class for the
footwork that every fencer should have! Bring comfortable clothes and
foot apparel to
work in. No class limit, no fees.
Current Topics in Rapier Marshalling - Else Hünrvogt - Required course
for all Advanced and Senior Rapier Marshals. The class will cover the
Cut and Thrust 101 - Else Hünrvogt - First in a series of Courses
required to authorize in C&T rapier. This course covers the history
of the program as
well as rules and armor requirements.
Cut and Thrust 102 - Else Hünrvogt - Second in a series of Courses
required to authorize in C&T rapier. This course covers the basic
mechanics of percussive cuts and includes drills to help you learn the
techniques. Bring a rapier and wear normal rapier armor (a mask and
Smithing - Baccus Kaloethes - Open all day. Gloves and aprons are
recommended, protective eyewear will be available. Not recommended
for children under
15 and parental supervision is highly encouraged.
Mural Painting Awrabella McHargue - Kids come and paint. Help
create a wonderful medieval picture that we can cherish for years.
All supplies will be
From Hwy 101 going north:
Take Hwy 156 (San Juan Bautista) exit and bear right. Stay on this
road past San Juan Bautista (SJB/Hollister Rd.). Turn right at the
signal onto Union Rd.
Continue on Union, winding around the outskirts of Hollister to Hwy
25/Airline Hwy. Turn right and continue past Tres Pinos to Bolado
Park. The campground
is past the fairgrounds on the left.
From Hwy 101 going south:
Take Hwy 25 (Hollister/Pinnacles) exit and go back over the freeway.
Approaching Hollister, turn left on Wright Rd. (shortly before 156/25
which turns into McCloskey. At the end of McCloskey, turn right onto
Fairview, then left on Hwy 25/Airline Highway. Continue past Tres
Pinos to Bolado Park.
From Hwy 5:
Take Hwy 152 West (Pacheco Pass) to Hwy 156 (after Casa de Fruta).
Follow Hwy 156 to the signal at Fairview Rd, turn left. Turn left on
Hwy 25/Airline Hwy
and continue past Tres Pinos to Bolado Park.
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