UC Davis Campus,
From The Page (September, 1995):
Collegium Occidentalis is opening for its fall session at a lovely new site in Windymeads. Come and learn a new skill! Listen to interesdng lectures and take part in challenging discussions of your favorite topic: the Middle Ages! The site opens at 8:45 am with classes beginning at 9:00 am.
Bodice Pattemmaking: Gwendolyn Anne the Obscure. Using the flat pattem method, Gwendolyn will show you how to constnict a bodice pattern.
On the Subject of Vampires: Roseline D'Anjou. A history of vampire lore, Where did i t come from? What are the commonly held beliefs? What is the Dracula connection?
Leatherwork: Thorfinn. Introduction to leather tooling. Limit 10 people.
What does the List Office Do? Harold Von Rheinfelden. A brief presentation of the duties of the office and a discussion of how the office can better serve combatants.
Learn to Write Your Name: Aldith Anahargad St. George brings literacy to the West. She will teach even the most inept left hander (namely me) to learn to write his or her name in a period style.
English Country Dance: Harold Von Rheinfelden teaches lots of fun country dances. To name a few: Rufty Tufty, Hearts Ease, Black Nag, Gathering Peascods, Picking Up Sticks.
14 C. Scottish History: Colin de Bray tries to right the wrongs of the movie industry. You've seen this summer's interpretation of history. Now learn what really happened!
Comparative Furniture Design: Malcom MacPherson discusses furniture styles in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Juana Can Cook: Juana Isabella Montoya y Ramirez returns to western primetime with another cooking show. She'll show you how to prepare a few medieval specialties from start to finish. Then, she'll have you finish off the food. Yum!
Learn to Write Your Name: Continued.
Beginning Dance: Brocc of Alderden teaches beginning bransles, pavans.
Period Food: Caitlin dhuin Nanean. A
discussion of European foodstuffs of the
medieval period with commentary on
Ships and Shipboard Life: Corwyn de Costa discusses medieval and renaissance ships, complete with amusing tales of life aboard these ships.
Felted Hat Making: Ascelin Meere of Ravenslocke teaches you how to make hats starting with raw wool.
KHTI Question & Answer Session: Gwendolyn the Rat Keeper. Is KHTI a new radio station? Or is it a group of land hungry corporate raiders? What is KHTI? What does it do?
Beginning Scroll Layout: (Teacher TBA)
Buffons: Gwydden and Fiametta teach Buffons, an Elizabethan sword dance.
Silk Cocoon Reeling and Degumming: Seelie Brianna Sutherland teaches you how to make silk thread starting with cocoons.
Brewing: Fionn MacPhail talks about everybodys favorite subject; brewing. Learn about brewing from a guy who makes just about the best mead, beer, wine, and cordial.
Politics in the SCA: Krysta of Starfall talks about the one inescapable reality of the SCA; politics. From the corporate board down to local shires, politics affect everything we do. Learn what is actually going on behind those fee increases, regulations and law changes.
Piercework Jewelry: Bianca del Drago. Workshop on piercework jewelry. Please bring a jeweler's saw if you have one. Materials fee: $5.00, Limit 10 people.
Beginning Miniature Painting: Wander Riordan.
Bread Trivia 101: Wulfric of Creigull, Random stories and historical accounts about bread and bakers. Why were millers hated and reviled? How did bakers undercut their competition?
Bodice Construction: Gwendolyn Anne the Obscure will show you how to construct a bodice based upon the pattern which you learned to draft earlier in the day.
Coptic Bookbinding: Angeli. Limit 10 people.
Site Fee: $5.00
Autocrat: Contact Anastacia of Warwick at (phone).
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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