Schedule

Site Opens: 9:30 AM

9:40 AM: Welcome Words from the Baron and Baronessa of Carolingia
10:00 AM: Salon opens
10:00 AM -1:00 PM: Classes
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Lunch / Salon remains open, bring your lunch!
2:00 – 6:00 PM: Classes
6:30 – 9:00 PM: Renga Party

Site Closes: 9:00 PM

TeacherKingdomLocal GroupClass TitleClass DescriptionClass LengthRoomTime
Wu YunNorthshieldNordskogenXia: Knight-errantry in ChinaAn overview of chivalric ideas in period in China, and how it differs from European expression.1 hourChina & Korea10:00 AM
Magister Eadric The PotterAtlantiaBarony of Highland FoordeFrom Rikyu to Enshu: the establishment of chanoyu and the tea aestheticLecture will cover the late 16th Century establishment of the "modern" tea ceremony and its philosophical and artistic foundations, and evolution through the first two generations of students and discipiles as they founded the largest and best-known tea schools. Examples of tea utensils and their application will be shown, as well as a discussions about chanoyu as an appropriative discipline. Half the class will be set aside for question and answer session and to further explore concepts of special interest to participants. 1.5 hoursJapan10:00 AM
Mistress Lakshmi AmmanEastBarony of CarolingiaIntro to Women's Clothing of IndiaAn overview of women's clothing in the Indian subcontinent. Making use of the virtual nature of the event, this will be 1 part conversation, 1 part book browse, 1 part closet crawl, and 1 part consultation. When getting into Indian clothing, it's most useful to have a sense of the wide range of options, what makes a given era of fashion distinctive, and to get some tips and tricks to recreating it. Rather than a comprehensive listing of every kingdom and every era of clothing, Lakshmi will cover some of the major (and easiest to research!) styles that have notably different looks and feels, and then we'll delve into the areas that most interest the participants.1 hourIndia & More10:00 AM
Ysabel da CostaEastBarony of CarolingiaEmbroidery of 16c IndiaExplore the marvellous embroideries of 16c India! Items embroidered in SCA-period India were used domestically and also exported to Europe, the Muslim world, and east Asia. We'll go over techniques, materials, and designs for embroidery in the Bengali and Gujarati styles, and talk about how the results might be used in an SCA context. I'll share close-up photos of three extant period embroideries I examined at Boston's MFA, and discuss my efforts (and perhaps yours?) at a re-creation.1 hourIndia & More11:00 AM
Abe no AtsukoGleann AbhannBarony of Grey NicheHeian MaintenanceGetting cleaned up in the Heian era.1 hourJapan & More11:00 AM
Phaedra de VereEastBarony of CarolingiaMaking Tang Dynasty Hairpieces (and how to wear them)A short overview of some documentable Tang Dynasty hairstyles, how to make hairpieces, and suggestions for how to wear them/attach them to your head. There will also be time for Q&A at the end of the class.1.5 hoursChina & Korea11:00 AM
Aelia FortunataEastCarolingiaJapanese Ghosts and MonstersThis class will be a broad introduction to the different kinds of ghosts and monsters found in Japanese folklore1.5 hoursJapan11:30 AM
Sugawara no NaemeEastBarony of CarolingiaIntroduction to Japanese Women's DressAn overview of women's ensembles starting in the Nara period through the end of SCA period.1 hourJapan & More12:00 PM
Mistress Lakshmi AmmanEastBarony of CarolingiaIntro to KalaripayattuKalaripayattu is a martial art originating and nurtured in Kerala, the southernmost state of modern day India. This class will start with what Lakshmi has been able to dig up of the history and how its practiced in the modern day. The majority of the class will be a hands on class and/or demonstration of the core of the form, with a demo of some of the weapons. The class will be geared towards those who attend, physical participation is not necessary, but enthusiastically encouraged. If you wish to participate, please wear clothing you can move very energetically in - pants you can seriously kick in or a dhoti, shirt with full shoulder rotation movement, and no trailing sleeves. You'll also need a fairly empty room or other space you can move in - 10 ft. X 10 ft. is approx. the minimum.1 hourIndia & More12:00 PM
Phaedra de VereEastBarony of CarolingiaTang Dynasty ClothingLearn about Tang Dynasty fashion, focused on ladies' clothing. I will also share some construction suggestions, errors I've made in the past, and explanations of some of the not-historically accurate things I've done in making my garb that make things easier to wear.1 hourJapan & More2:00 PM
Mistress Lakshmi AmmanEastBarony of CarolingiaIndian Dance IntroAn introduction to the Indian classical dance form Bharata Natyam. We'll talk about what we know and can redact from history, and then cover some basic introductory movements in both the body movements and expressive movements of Indian dance. The class will be geared to those who show up (and those who ask questions) with enough material to cover research, demonstration, and participation as interest & space allow. If you want to participate, please wear clothing you can move in easily. The bodily movements are very squatty and stompy, so long skirts can be an impediment unless you can hike them up. The expressive movement can be done while seated.1 hourIndia & More2:00 PM
Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-SharqEastOstgardrLet's make onigiriI'll show you how to make onigiri - Japanese rice balls.1 hourJapan2:00 PM
Lord Choi Min (he/him)MiddleBarony of Flaming Gryphon/Incipient Shire of GrenemereEast Asian Calligraphy - All EncompassedAn in-depth class and Q&A, from basics to end results on what is East Asian Calligraphy? How do you do it? What tools do I need to have? Where can I get them? Can I do this calligraphy if I don't speak a language that uses it? What are ways to incorporate it into scrolls? All of these will be addressed, and more! This is the place to ask questions for Chinese, Korean, and Japanese (and more in the sinosphere!) painting, calligraphy, and scroll ideas.1 hourChina & Korea2:00 PM
Lu An-HuaEastSettmour SwampLearn to make Chinese Bao (buns)Demo on fillings, dough, and wrapping Chinese bao1 hourIndia & More3:00 PM
Minamoto no HideakiLochac(Time) Capsule Wardrobe: Costumes and Textiles from Mawangdui IA look into the extant clothing and textiles buried with Xin Zhui, the Marquise of Dai She was an early Western Han aristocratic woman from the Kingdom of Changsha (vassal kingdom of the Western Han empire), in modern day Hunan. This will include both images of the extant finds, and my attempts at re-creating some of these finds using non-period materials. 2 hoursChina & Korea3:00 PM
Arnora KetilsdottirEastCanton of BrokenbridgeJapanese Stab BindingA simple yet elegant form of bookbinding, Japanese stab binding is a great introduction in to book binding. Come and learn the art of trying not to stab yourself in the finger.

Minimum tools needs: paper, a needle, and string/embroidery floss/ribbon/thread. Optional: Scissors, ruler, and an awl.
1 hourJapan3:00 PM
M. Ana de Guzmán, OLEastShire of Rusted WoodlandsBasic Japanese Poetics: TankaHeian Japan took its poetry and poetic traditions seriously. The poetic form "tanka" (or "waka" or "uta") was identified exclusively with high court circles. It was a required skill if you were part of the nobility. This class will give you a short history of the form, from structure to subject matter, with some sample translations, and provide the basic building blocks. You will have the chance to create your own tanka at the end of the course, and perhaps impress the members of the Chrysanthemum court of the East in the spring. (Handout virtually available on request.)1 hourJapan & More3:00 PM
Hanya Vladimirovna PolotskayaEastCanton of BrokenbridgeJapanese dance fan handlingThis class will cover how to properly open, close and hold a Japanese dance fan (mai ougi). In addition, some advanced handling such as flick opening of the fan and some fan tricks will be shown and taught. 1 hourJapan & More4:00 PM
Mariette de BretagneEastThe Anatomy of Japanese Hanging ScrollsThe paper arts of Japan during the medieval period came in a variety of forms. The one that is perhaps the best suited for creating SCA award documents is the kakejiku, or hanging scroll. This class will analyze a number of hanging scrolls from Japan created during the SCA period, with a focus on the most common layouts and materials used for each part.1 hourJapan4:00 PM
Lord Choi Min (he/him)MiddleBarony of Flaming Gryphon/Incipient Shire of GrenemereKorean Garb: 101 and Q&AAre you interested in a Korean persona or garb? Didn't realize it was an option? In this class I will give you a visual run-though of what Korean clothing has looked like through history, and give you some pointers on what fabric to use and construction techniques to seek out to start with. (this class might have a co-teacher as well)2 hoursIndia & More4:00 PM
Master Herveus d'OrmondeAtlantiaBarony of StorvikKorean Names from the 13th and 14th CenturiesThis class will discuss Korean naming patterns using a batch of names
from the 13th and 14th centuries. The class materials include tables
of names suitable for assembling a period Korean name. The article is
available at http://www.morsulus.org/ (link at bottom of front page of
site).
1 hourChina & Korea4:00 PM
Sugawara no Naeme (she/her)EastBarony of CarolingiaKasane for the SCA: Color in Court ClothingDiscussion kasane no irome, layering of color, it's meaning and when to wear what for Japanese women's court clothing.1 hourJapan & More5:00 PM
Shinjo TakameLochacBarony of RowanyChigiri-e: Collage and Illumination in Japanese LiteratureMany of the poems and literature of the Medieval Japan were decorated in a unique way using the art of chigiri-e. This art was a method of collage using torn paper beautiful in its simplicity and very accessible for the budding scribe.
In this class we will look at the history of chigiri-e and how to recreate it yourself.
1 hourJapan5:00 PM