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The Twenty-third Year

Collegium Occidentalis

August 20-21, 1988 (AS XXIII)

From The Page (June, 1988):

Collegium Occidentalis is alive and well and will take place August 20-21 at Solano Community College in the Shire of Champclair. As this information was being compiled at Beltane Coronation, not all of the courses are listed here. However, an almost complete list of classes is as follows:

* Everything You Wanted to Know About Heraldry But Were Afraid to Ask (a class for non heralds) taught by the College of Heralds
* Dumbeq Delight from the hands of Duke Stephen of Beckenham
* The Sword in Medieval Europe by Viscount Christian du Glaive
* Block Printing on Fabric by Mistress Annette of Fairemont
* Beginning Country Dance by Mistress Annette of Fairemont
* Beginning and Intermediate Court Dance by Michael the Lemon-Freshened
* Obscure Dances by Michael the Lemon-Freshened
* Happy Campers by Duke Frederick of Holland and Mistress Eilis O'Boirne
* Camping Happy by Duke Frederick of Holland and Mistress Eilis O'Boirne
* Bobbin Lace by Mistress Ella du Vergne
* The Constabulary by Brian MacAlasdair
* Middle Eastern Dance by Namira al Alhagari and Viscountess Susan of Coldwell
* Intermediate Middle Estern Dance Mistress Lucrezia Lupinetta
* Intermediate/Advanced Fighting Technique by Duke Stephen of Beckenham
* Intermediate/Advanced Fighting Technique by Viscount Wulf Sagan
* The Marshallate by Viscount Colin Dearg
* Elizabethan Tall Hats by Luclna Sara Hawkridge
* Japanese Costume by Miyake Oishi and Caitlin du Corwyn
* Turbans nad Tiraz (Middle Eastern Mens' Costume) Master Khaalid al-Jaraad
* Painless Sewing and Alterations by Caitlin nic Allestyr
* A Woodcarving Workshop by Master Carl of Sutherland (Limit of 10 people)
* SCA Woodcarving Survey by Master Carl of Sutherland
Also, the Page School will be in session for a full slate of classes on both days. Children are encouraged to attend. The College of Scribes will also be holding classes both days. A partial list of offerings Includes: Gothic Hand, Illumination, Left-Handed Calligraphy, advanced calligraphy, etc. A complete listing both these tracks will appear in next month's Page.

A potluck revel will be held Saturday night. The revel site will be on Solano Community College's campus, so it will be a dry site. Please DO NOT bring alcoholic beverages. Even if the hall is dry, the revel will be fun! We plan a lot of dancing!

If you have any questions about Collegium, please contact Ceridwen MacAoudhegaln (contact info omitted). If you have site or sleeping space questions, please contact Balin the Hunter (contact info omitted).

From The Page (July, 1988):

Collegium Occidentalis will take place August 20-21 at Solano Community College in the Shire of Champclair. The registration desk will open at the all too-early hour of 8 am Saturday and 9 am Sunday. The cost for the weekend is $3 per person, one day, $2 per person. The site has an archery range which we have access to. The Royal Archer is planning some sort of archery event which will be in next month's Page. There are two advanced fighting classes scheduled on Saturday. Sunday, the outside area will be open to anyone who wishes to fight. The friends of the fighters will be pleased to note that there are showers available for the fighters to use after they have exerted themselves. There will be a revel Saturday night at the site. As this is a college, this is a DRY site (not a discreetly dry site, a DRY site). There will also be a lot of dancing. The Scribes plan on holding a two-day scrlptorium which will have classes offered during this time. An actual schedule will probably be posted at Collegium or tentatively announced at June Crown.
       The Page School is holding a multitude of classes whose schedule follows. Site autocrats are: Bernard the Nameless and Brom Maclon (names/phones omitted); Collegium Autocrat: Ceridwen MacAoudhegain (phone/contact info omitted)
       DIRECTIONS: (omitted)

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From The Page (August, 1988):

Collegium Occidentalis will take place August 20-21 at Solano Community College in the Shire of Champclair. The registration desk will open at the all too-early hour of 8 am Saturday and 9 am Sunday. The cost for the weekend is $3 per person, one day, $2 per person. The site has an archery range which we have access to. The Royal Archer is planning the following activities: Saturday morning, basic SCA target archery; afternoon, basic equipment techniques for war archery; Sunday morning, supervised target archery and instruction. If there is space, there might be light fighter unit drills and tactics in full armor. There are two advanced fighting classes scheduled on Saturday. Sunday, the outside area will be open to anyone who wishes to fight. The friends of the fighters will be pleased to note that there are showers available for the fighters to use after they have exerted themselves. There will be a revel Saturday night at the site. As this is a college, this is a DRY site (not a discreetly dry site, a DRY site). There will also be a lot of dancing. The Scribes plan on holding a two-day scriptorium which will have classes offered during this time. An actual schedule will probably be posted at Collegium. The Page School is holding a multitude of classes whose schedule follows.

Site autocrats are: Bernard the Nameless and Brom Madon (names/phone omitted); Collegium Autocrat: Ceridwen MacAoudhegaln (name/contact info omitted).

DIRECTIONS: (omitted)


Page School Schedule at Collegium Occidentalls:
Saturday:
10 am Basic Boffers -- bring a boffer and shield if possible. Each child will receive a perspective of fighting style as well as basic concepts. Chivalric behavior, blow counting, and safety will be stressed. Boffer and shield construction will be covered. Instructors: Sir Drew Fortesque, Sir Thomas Edmund of Hulslip and Viscount Sir Christian du Glaive.
11 am Middle Eastern Drum -- bring a drum or coffee can. Each child will learn three basic rhythms and also learn drum courtesy and Instrument care. Instructors: Sir Drew Fortesque and Lady Charisse.
1 pm Making Juggling Balls -- they will make their own set of juggling balls from the materials and tools provided. Cost is $1 per child. Instructor: Lady Lucia die Naherin.
2 pm Juggling -- they will learn the basics of juggling. Instructor: Michael of Worcester.
3 pm Board Games --they will have a chance to learn how to play four different medieval board games. Instructor: TBA.
Sunday:
l0 am Calligraphy -- each child will· be instructed in the technlques of a simple calligraphic style of writing their name, writing a phrase or sentence. All tools and materials will be provided (No Dip Pens). Instructor: Lady Corana of Cavan.
11 am Costuming -- each child will be instructed in what people wore during different times in history. This will be an overview. Instructor: Mistress Jania of Call Duck Manor.
12 Noon Medieval Dance -- As many dances will be taught as time and comprehensions allow. Instructors: Lord Iohar Macthalmhis and Lady Alastreona
1 pm Medieval History -- this class will focus on geographical groupings during the Middle Ages and who invaded them. Instructor: Lady Alastreona
2 pm Leathercraft -- each child will have the chance to choose from one of four projects (fairly simple). Tools and materials will be provided. Cost is $2 per child. Instructors: Sir Drew Fortesque and Lady Lucia die Naherin.


Collegium Occldentalls Classes Offered
Block Printed Fabrics -- a brief history of hand printed fabric with hands-on printing with carved wooden blocks. Cost is $1.50 per person. Instructor: Mistress Annette of Falre Monte.
Beginning English Country Dance -- simple dances from Playfords Country Dance Master. Includes all the basic figures. Instructor: Mistress Annette of Faire Monte.
The Sword of Medieval Europe -- Traces the development, specifications and application of the sword from 9th through 16th centuries. Instructor: Viscount Sir Christian du Glaive.
Japanese Costume -- basic overview of styles of Japanese costume and construction techniques and fabric styles. Instructor: Lady Caithlin de Corwyn.
Brewing -- an introduction to general brewing methods, tools and ingredients. Includes beer mead and cider. Instructor: Lord Howard of Redstone.
The Medieval Castle -- an overview of the development and construction of the medieval castle with a special look at Chiliin Castle. This Is a slide show and lecture. Instructor: Lord Howard of Redstone.
Knotwork In 3-D -- marion spiking, the gentlemanly art of making sure rope ends don't fray and permanent knots stay tied by putting blunt splices onto the ends of ropes and other exciting things. Instructor: Lord Colin Blackthorn.
Natural Dyes -- dying yarn or fabric with natural dyestuffs. Demo or mordantmg with alum and dying with period dyes on wool and silk. Cost is $2 per person. Instructor: Lady Edwinna of Hawk's Bluff.
Handmade Paper -- making handmade paper using cotton lint3ers and other fibers. Making the pulp and casting a sheet of paper. Cost is 50 cents per person. Instructor: Lady Edwinna of Hawk's Bluff.
Intermediate Middle Eastern Dance -- a class for those who have danced in front of others at least once. Will concentrate on finishing, hand movement, individual expression and audience awareness. Class will learn a short routine. Instructor: Shahanaz al Hanir (Mistress Lucrezia Lupinetta).
To Bow or Not to Bow -- how to recognize royalty, courtesies in the SCA, what to do the first time you are called upon at court, what you would like to know about favors, also a general question and answer session. Instructor: Sir Gerstan Heah Leah.
A Middle Eastern Choreography -- a short choreography will be taught. Instructors: Lady Namir Al Alhaggari and Viscountess Susan of Coldwell.
Turbans and Tiraz -- men's Middle Eastern clothes. Instructor: Master Khaalid al-Jaraad (Ambrose).
Couching -- design and how-to. Learn how to design and execute a project using couching by the man who couched Duke Stephen of Beckenham. Instructor: Lord Robert of Cold Castle.
Medieval Shoes -- basic techniques of fashioning these crucial parts of an anachronists wardrobe. Instructor: Lord Gerald of Ipsley.
Card Weaving -- techniques and history. Cost -- there will be a small fee. Instructor: Lord Oweneth Weavewell.
From Mogol to Muscovite (Russian Costume 10th through 17th Century) -- an overview of basic Russian costume for both men and women, covering the Mongol period (10 to 14 centuries) and the Muscovite era (15 to 17 centuries). Instructor: Nasteritsa Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova.


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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