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Collegium Occidentalis (West Kingdom)

Saturday November 7th, 2015
Los Altos, California
Populace of the West! Now is the hour to master new skills and areas of knowledge in period arts and sciences, or to more fully develop existing ones! Collegium Occidentalis 2015, offering 40+ workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and panel discussions celebrating the craftsmanship and expertise of pre-17th century Europe (and beyond!), is the West Kingdom event to ensure that happens.

This year, Collegium Occidentalis runs 12+ hours, from before 8am in the morning until 9pm in the evening, and is in a stunning, but intimate setting, a site with a Great Hall lit by tall gothic windows, a fireside den, and a stone courtyard girded by wisteria and arched doorways.

The FIRST ten (10) confirmed Collegium activities are as follows:
Bardic 201: Life Beyond Sonnets - Workshop (50 minutes)
Basic Tablet Weaving - Demonstration (1 Hour, 50 minutes)
Fermented Foods - Demo / Lecture (1 Hr, 50 minutes)
Introduction to Pigments - Demonstration (50 minutes)
Mining Theophilus - Lecture (50 minutes)
Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Syrups and Vinegars - Demo / Lecture (1 Hour, 50 minutes)
Period Jewelry Slide Show - Lecture (1 Hour, 50 minutes)
Seeing Is Perceiving: The Diviners and How They Got Inside Our Heads - Roundtable Discussion (75 minutes)
Silverpoint: Getting the Lead Out - Hands-on Workshop (1 Hour, 50 minutes)
Survey of Design Motifs - Lecture (50 minutes)

And many more Collegium activities are in the works!

Potluck samplings of period food will be offered midday and in the early evening at Collegium; however, as the supply of period offerings is limited, Collegium participants are encouraged to bring their own meals.

Sign-ups for morning activities start 7:50am; Sign-ups for afternoon activities start 10:50am; And sign-ups for evening activities start 3:50pm.
Sign-ups ONLY required for scheduled activities with limited # of attendees.

To learn more about scheduled activities, go to the Facebook “Collegium Occidentalis” event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/381352332045132/  ; or, subscribe to weekly “Collegium Occidentalis” email digest by contacting Autocrat.

Autocrat: Jehane of Yarewe

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at 7:45am and closes at 9:00pm: First scheduled activities start 8:00am.
Site Fee: 
None
Directions: 
From the Northwest: Make your best way south through San Francisco to 280 South. Take 280 South for 33 miles to the El Monte/Moody Rd exit. Follow the signs around under the freeway to El Monte Road. At .9 miles, turn left onto University Ave. After about half a mile, turn right on Sherman St. Take Sherman for three blocks to  Lincoln Ave., where it ends. Turn left into the Lincoln Ave/parking area. The first church on the left is St Nicholas, the second is Foothills Congregational Church. 
 
From the Northeast/East: Make your best way to 80 South. Take 80 to 880 South. Follow 880 South about 24 miles to CA-84 W/Dumbarton Bridge. Take 84 across the  bay to 101 South. Follow 101 South for about 4 miles to San Antonio Rd South. Take San Antonio 3.3 miles to the fork where Edith and Main Street meet San Antonio. Take the Main Street fork. Take Main Street for five blocks, cross Foothill Expressway and make the next left at University. Make the next right into the Lincoln Ave/parking area. Foothill Congregational Church is the second church on the right, just past Orange Ave.
 
From the South and Southeast: Make your best way to 280 North. Take it to the El Monte Rd. exit. Take El Monte east to University Ave. Turn left on University.  After about half a mile, turn right on Sherman St. Take Sherman for three blocks to Lincoln Ave., where it ends. Turn left into the Lincoln Ave/parking area. The first church on the left is St Nicholas, the second is Foothills Congregational Church.
 
Parking Information: Please park in the parking area along Lincoln Ave. on the east side of the church, not on Orange Ave.