Schedule is forthcoming. This Schola event is being held at Stony Brook University, in Room 169 at the Student Activities Center (SAC) between 10am and 4pm on April 22, 2023. Contact Vetra Trys Kaukoles with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNOTWORK FOR BEGINNERS, by Nico da Palermo
Would you like to learn a quick and easy technique for adding knotwork to your illumination? Then you’ve come to the right place. This class teaches step-by-step how to lay out and draw knotwork using a grid pattern. Once you’ve learned the technique you can start applying knotwork to every piece of scrap paper around you, and occasionally to your scrolls as well. 30 minutes.
HAND DRAFTING FOR SCRIBES, by Nico da Palermo
I know: crooked lines and uneven spacing are perfectly period. But a clean design with straight lines looks better, an learning to use basic tools for hand drafting is a good way to accomplish that.
This class will teach you which tools you need and how to use them to prepare your layouts. It will cover basic techniques for using a T-square, triangles, compasses, stencils, and the Holy Grail of drafting tools: The Ames Lettering Guide, as well as various and sundry other items.
Please bring any drafting tools you have. I’ll bring tools to teach with, but the more tools people bring, the less they have to wait to share mine. 1 hour with hands-on instruction.
BASIC SOOTHSAYING, by Siiri Rannast
This class will entail; basic history of soothsaying, overview of the different types of soothsaying, and a demonstration of a reading if people are open to the idea.
BUILD YOUR OWN VIKING CHEST, by Michel Biornson of the Isles
An interactive hands-on class where participants will get to make their own small viking chest. There will be a class limit and a materials fee for this class. More details to come.
SEASHELL AND AMBER CARVING, by Eanraig the Bonesetter
BEGINNER ORIGAMI, by Hugoline the Delicate
Learn the basics of origami as you make simple designs like foxes and swans. This class is for beginners and is accessible to students of all ages. Class size 12. 1 hour.
WIRE WRAP RINGS, by Hugoline the Delicate
Learn the basics of how to make a wire-wrap ring similar to the ones found at the Birka site. Participants will each have the opportunity to make their own ring. Class size 8. 1 hour.
INTRODUCTION TO MEADMAKING by Fiona the Volatile
Are you interested in making mead but unsure of where to start? In this class we will go over the necessary equipment, and the nice to have but not necessary stuff. We will learn brewing vocabulary, and the brewing process. Finally I will share a few simple recipes, and some great sources for more information. 1 hour.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SILK, by Michele the Ubiquitous
Ever wonder what the difference is between wild silk and cultivated silk?
What is raw silk? What dupioni is?
What is organzine vs tram?
This class will attempt to demystify all the terminology, by passing around samples in various stages of production, so attendees can look, touch and feel. Microscopes will be available for use. Please bring questions and samples for discussion.
INTRO TO CADELS, by Vettorio Antonello
Did you enjoy doodling fancy letter in the margins of your notebook in school? Did you enjoy adding unnecessary, and often confusing, extra lines when writing cursive? Well then Cadels may be for you! Come learn how to make confusing and unnecessary lines in a period way with Vettorio!
MY WARRIOR CAN KICK YOUR WARRIOR’S A**, by Vladimir Bathory
Join us for an appreciation of cinematic clips of 8+ medieval/fantasy sword fighters ‘cleverly disguised’ as a debate class. 8 combatants are selected (Robin Hood, King Arthur, Aragon, etc) and with a single elimination format, fights are shown, we debate who would win, then vote on who advances, until The Ultimate Warrior stands victorious! 1 hour.
THE MEDIEVAL TABLE: FORKING IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, by Khalil bin Nawfal
INTRO TO PERIOD GAMING, by Fearghus mac Cailin
Attention gamers! Join Baron Fearghus mac Cailin for an introduction to period board games, where he will discuss a brief history of games and will teach you how to play a handful of fun period games. We will discuss 3 in a row games (ROTA), draughts games (alquerque), mills games (nine men’s morris), and race games (royal game of UR). This class is meant for beginners interested in period gaming. There will be handouts that can be printed and played.