A&S Classes

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Scroll Making | Naalbinding | Turnshoes | Glass Etching | Plate Armor | Advanced Weapon Creation | Sand Casting | Performance Workshop

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Glynn Aiden | Sir Jocelyn Acchard | Sir Gwynn the Valkyrie | Charles Snow | Squire Zander Blackstone | WaA Lady Ariel | Maera Halvorsdottir Fyrebringer & Kindyr Penumbra | Ser Diana Starfall

CLASS COSTS

All A&S classes for this years Keep will be FREE!

CLASSES WITH TAKE HOME PROJECTS

Hands-on classes with take home projects (Naalbinding, Turnshoes, Glass Etching, Sand Casting) have a class limit for the hands on portion to allow our teachers enough time to get to everyone. Slots are on a first-come first serve basis, so please be prompt! Watchers are welcome for all classes, but priority will be given to those taking part in the class.

CLASS SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

10:00am – noon
Naalbinding 101
Plate Armor
Sand Casting

Noon – 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Turnshoes 101
Advanced Weapon Creation
Performance Workshop

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Scrollmaking: Mixing Mediums
Glass Etching

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Scroll making: Mixing Mediums

Teacher: Glynn Aiden (2:30pm – 3:30pm)

An exciting part of receiving a title or award is often a custom scroll to go with it. Often a handmade piece of art to be framed and hung up.

In this class, we will discuss and practice using and blending several basic mediums including ink, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil, in order to expand your possibilities when making custom scrolls. Materials will be provided for playing with different combinations and practicing basic techniques. No previous scrollwork experience necessary!

Naalbinding 101

Teacher: Sir Jocelyn Acchard (10:00am – noon)

Naalbinding is the ancient ancestor of knitting and crochet, popular during the viking era.

In this class you will learn how to make a trinket pouch. We will cover materials, how to get started, basic stitches and shaping. This will be a hands-on class, and you will go home with your own needle and all of the basics you need to start making your own bags, hats, mittens, socks, and anything else you put your mind to!

Turnshoes 101

Teacher: Sir Gwynn the Valkyrie (1:00pm – 2:30pm)

Tunshoes are a style of shoe (Usually leather) common throughout most of medieval times.

In this class, you will make the pattern for your very own pair of turnshoes! We will talk about materials (Including non-leather options), construction methods and modern soles, and how to re-create other styles of medieval shoes from paintings and extant examples.

Glass Etching Like a Boss! (2:30pm – 3:30pm)

Teacher: Charles Snow

This class will teach you how to etch glass, using the method of glass grinding!

In this class, you will learn how to set up your piece, choose your glass and tools (including beginner options that don’t require you to spend a fortune) and get a chance to try it out yourself. We will cover how to maneuver your tool, not break your glass, and get those super sharp details you just can’t get with acid etching.

Plate Armor

Teacher: Squire Zander Blackstone (10:00am – noon)

This demonstration class will cover the entire process of building your own metal armour, from measurements to finishing.

We will cover how to take your measurements and build a pattern,  tools and equipment of the trade, materials,  and all the basic skills you will need to start on your own project. Including cutting, rolled edges, dishing and forming, and how to finish your armor with rivets and straps.

Advanced Weapon Creation (1:00pm – 2:30pm)

Teacher: WaA Lady Ariel

Students will learn methods to designing Amtgard legal and attractive weapons.
This class will cover pattern drafting, measurements, templates and design for excellent weapon creation. Students will learn how to bevel weapons, layer foam, carving and bas relief, and when to use the techniques to best effect!

Sand Casting

Teachers: Maera Halvorsdottir Fyrebringer & Kindyr Penumbra (10:00am – noon)

This class will be an introduction to the green sand casting method using pewter as our metal.

Students will learn the basics of sand casting and then will be able to make a cast item to take with them.  This method involves pressing an item into the sand and then removing it to make the mold, which is then filled with molten pewter.  Several items will be available to choose from or you may bring your own (no bigger than 1″x1″x0.5″).  This method does have its limitations, so we cannot promise you can use an item if you bring it.

Performance Workshop

Teacher: Ser Diana Starfall (1:00pm – 2:30pm)

Have a bardic piece that you’re looking to polish? Looking for some tips on how to improve your competition skills? Love to perform and don’t quite know where to start? Join us for the Performance Workshop with something that you’re working on, or a love of the spotlight, and we’ll break down ways you can take things up a notch!

We’ll talk about setting up for success (choosing the right material, research and preparation), creating the full picture (staging, costumes & props), and essential techniques to really wow your audience. This class will be a true workshop in that those who bring a piece will perform before the group, and we’ll round circle feedback and suggestions to help you grow as an artist.