Arts & Sciences CLASSEs

A & S Classes


We are putting out a call for teachers to hold classes at Blackstone Raid. We have plenty of room indoors and outdoors for classes, and can accommodate most needs. 

Please contact THLady Kathryn McLuing at ans AT blackstoneraid DOT com if you wish to teach a class. 

Blackstone Raid Class List

4:00 pm – 5:30 pmish
Lady Anjuili Foljambe
So you want a Vardo. (roughly 90min)
What do you need to know ? What things are important to you? What are the laws and where to look for your state? New or used trailers frames what you should look for?

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Morien MacBain, Forester
Introduction to the Forester Program (1 hour)
(Indoor or outdoor)
This course will cover the basics of the Guild of Foresters, including core skills, membership and ranks, orders of merit, saunters and treks, and key bits of kit.  A survey of the role of foresters and forest law in period will be included.

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Master Morien MacBain
Combat Archery Basic Training and Tactics (90 minutes)
(1 hour indoor, last 30 minutes outdoor)
This course will introduce fundamental skills and concepts for the combat archery weapon form, as well as more advanced tactics based on the stratagems of the Senryaku and combined-arms team doctrine suitable for large melee events.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Master Llewellyn ap Teirnan, OL
Estate Planning and the SCA: How to benefit the SCA now and in the future. 2 hours
Description: Ever wondered what to do with those scrolls? How about your garb, tents,etc? What about making a bequest to the SCA?
Talk to a planning and estates specialist to find out how.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pmish
Lady Anjuili Foljambe
EMBROIDERY 102 (roughly 45min)
So you know a few simple stitches, what do you do with them?
Discussion of various uses for embroidery in period.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scribal Playtime
All ages welcome! Paint, markers, crayons, and Scroll Blanks will be provided.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Lady Brienne the Scorned
Medievalish: SCA garb for the poor and untalented
Before you build a persona, before you choose a specific time period or region of the medieval world, before you decide you absolutely MUST craft an exact replica of an extant piece from an ancient tomb…you gotta wear something. A disscussion on using modern items to make passable garb with almost no effort or money. Thift or pull items from your closet. accessorize. live the MEDIEVALISH life.

2:00 pm

THL Sasson de Sancta Victoria 

Chinese Diapering: Carved Lacquer of the Ming Dynasty

You’ll never lack for scroll ideas when you take inspiration from Ming Dynasty lacquer! Learn how in this hands-on scribal class.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen, OL, MoD
Hands-On Fabric Printing (for all Ages) (90 min)
Come learn about printed fabric and its uses in the SCA.  We will talk about printing blocks, laying out designs for printed fabric, and how to print while touching upon period methods as well as modern supplies.  The second half of the class will be hands-on practice printing on fabric. Printing isn’t very messy if you are careful, but accidents do happen.  If you have a block or fabric you want to try out or have a project you want some advice on, please bring them.
Small donation for cost of fabric and ink appreciated. 

30 minutes after court
Fashion Show