Lore Immersion Weekend Classes

Lore Immersion Weekend Class Descriptions

John Tiffany: Rounders
Rounders was the name for most bat and ball games back before and after the 1500's. Although there is many rules and ways to play rounders, we will use a unique to our time set of rules. These rules were meant for a whole village to play at once, and enjoy laughing at each other while still being competitive. See you on the batting field.

John Tiffany: Improv.
Come learn to act on the fly! We start off with warm up, because God knows I need them. Next we will Meet and Greet (in German) each other, and say our good byes. Leaving us with things to do to buy your mind time to think and some quick improv games that are fun for the whole family.

Melissa Levy: Interaction with children
It is basically a guide to interacting with children for those who are more accustomed to interacting with adults. I used
actual research in child development to discuss the best way to engage kids.

William Berger: Snoinneadh Cloiche (The Carvin’ o’ the Stones)
Within the German Village of Koroneburg there is a permanent encampment of Scotts/Irish named The Mc Dara Family of tradesmen.  And within that family there are a few old “Stoners” and at least one young “Rock Star”.  We make a lot of noise… Mostly “Tink – Tink – Tink” with the occasional Gaelic adjective/verb thrown in when things don’t go exactly as planned. Learn the carvin’ o’ the stones with Scully McQuillan with a hands-on demonstration All ages are welcome. Should ye wish to learn a bit o’ the Gaelic, try smacking one o’ yer fingers with a stone carver’s hammer. 

Danielle Williams: German Daily Life
This class is an overview of recent German history and how those events would have affected the common townsperson. We will review common household practices, careers and social standings to help you develop your
character. We will also cover common German knowledge, folklore, education practices and religion. Although much of the class centers around the Germanic region, many of the daily life aspects were key in all regions during the Renaissance era. 

Lynne Mchugh: Life under 1500 German Rulers
The unity of Germany by Maximilian, banking stability and new  wealth, and the rise of middle class, the invention of the  printing press all lead to Germany being a world player and provider of the best soldiers and armor in the known world. German arts are slow to Renaissance ideals, famous painter Hans Holbein, Brughel, but the pagan nature of the people and long time in the dark ages lead to progress slowly.

Jesse Ducket: Hawking
Hawking was used to advertise your wears, show. For many years before and after the Renaissance this was a was a way to engage the people to become interested in what you wanted them to see or buy. At festivals many
merchants would hawk all day long to attract the people. Let’s learn how it was done and have more interest in your shops, guild yards and shows. Learn the fun and crazy way of hawking from one of the best at festivals and faires.

Shandar Previe: Learning Calligraphy
Dive into the art of beautiful handwriting. Learn some history about calligraphy, the different types of pens, inks, paper and other letter writing accessories. Learn some different styles of calligraphy then try your hand at calligraphy.

Mary Ann Logan Gullo: Book binding
Learn a simple 5 hole binding by making a 3x3 journal. Also discussing other materials other than leather and different sizes made. Examples will be provided.

Mary Ann Logan Gullo: Basket making
Learn Basket making by making a simple basket or plate holder using the twining method. All materials will be provided.

Katherine Panowicz: Dop Spindle
I will bring a few spindles and some roving. If anyone has spindles and/or roving of their own, or can get them before class, that would be helpful. We will talk about the process of getting the wool from the sheep, cleaning it, and carding it. Then we will cover the technique for spinning yarn from the wool roving with the spindle the rest of class will be practice time on the spindle