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Collegium Occidentalis (West Kingdom)

Saturday November 18th, 2017
Los Altos, California


Accompanying many fine classes and demos the West Kingdom A&S Championship will be held at this event.

A&S Championship will be a pentathlon including fine art, performance art, practical science, technical science and either a masterwork or research paper. Entries are expected to be in by 11am.

Please contact Vincent Flesouras for questions on the A&S competitions.

A gathering of artisans and scholars is a cause of celebration; come and share knowledge and explore the many arts and sciences that spring from the Middle Ages.
There will be hand-on classes as well as academic seminars – there is something for all interests!
Classes will be posted on the Facebook event page and distributed on the SCA-West group list.
If you are interested in teaching, please fill out the form: arts/signup

Event Steward: Leofwen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda (Jennifer Nestojko)
Phone: 408-205-4278

Directions: From the South: Follow I-280 N to El Monte Rd in Los Altos Hills. Take exit 16 from I-280 N. Merge onto El Monte Rd. Turn L onto University Ave. Turn R. onto Lee St. Turn L onto Orange Ave. The site will be on the right.
From the North: Follow US-101 S and I-280 S to El Monte Rd in Los Altos Hills.Take exit 16 from I-280 S. See directions above.


Subject to revisions

Track9:30 - 10:4511:00 - 12:15Lunch 12:15 - 1:151:15 - 2:302:45 - 4:004:15 - 5:30
AcademicArrant Art and Allegorical Annoyance - Ghislaine d’AuxerreA Survey of Coronets through the Ages: Myths, Facts, and the Victorian Age – Cathyn FitzgeraldLunch 12:15 - 1:15Meanings in Manuscripts – Hilarie the PuppeteerWomen in the Middle Ages - Katla loki UlfsdottirLoping through Equestrian Literature - Else Hunrvogt
BardicYOUR CLASS HEREBardic Basics with Yoshi - Hosokawa YoshitatsuLunch 12:15 - 1:15Tudor Poetry – Antonio GiordanoYOUR CLASS HEREYOUR CLASS HERE
CookingLunch is on the Way Gianetta del BeneEating with Period Asian Utensils - Rudaba al-NahdiyaLunch 12:15 - 1:15Medieval Cheesemaking - Juana Isabella de Montoya y RamirezHow to Drink All Day Without Falling Over! - Heidi von der BergenFrom Udder to Butter - Aleit Pietersdochter
CostumingEnglish Colors and Fabrics – Cilean StirlingWomen’s Clothing of the Germanic Migrations - Cynehild Eskalyas ThegnestreLunch 12:15 - 1:15Veils and Caps - Head-Coverings for Women - Veils and Caps - Head-Coverings for WomenHand sewn Lacing Holes - Magdalene van den VeldeYOUR CLASS HERE
CraftingYOUR CLASS HERERepousee and Chasing – Karius HutzelmannLunch 12:15 - 1:15Making a Gourd Bottle - Saionji no HanaPeriod Wire Rings - Katira al-MaghrebiyyaIntaglio Gem Carving – Francisco de Salamanca
FiberDetached Button Hole – Linnet HatfieldIntroduction to Goldwork - Sabrina de la BereLunch 12:15 - 1:15Sprang - Heidi von der BergenPomegranate Design - Goldwork – Isela Di BariClimbing the Ladder - Ladder Stitch - Elizabeth de Belcaire
HeraldryHow to be Court Herald (Court Organization) - AnnHow to Submit Names - EdithLunch 12:15 - 1:15Litany, Voice Support, and Flag Training - AnnGroup Theory and Good Design - KrystaYOUR CLASS HERE
PotpourriEnglish Country Dance – Cynthia FayrfaxEating with Period Asian Utensils - Rudaba al-NahdiyaLunch 12:15 - 1:15English Country Dance – Cynthia FayrfaxIntro to Flax Growing & Processing - Michiele l’encriereGrow Your Own Color: Dye Plants in the Garden – Michiele l’encriere
ProceduralYOUR CLASS HEREFeast Prep Logistics - Seraphina VanEldstromLunch 12:15 - 1:15Research and Documentation!!!! - Cynehild Eskalyas ThegnestreKnife Skills for the Kitchen - Seraphina VanEldstromWhat’s Up With This Land? – KHTI members
Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site Opens: 9am and Closes: 7pm
Site Fee: 
Adult Event Registration: $25, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $20, Youth (Ages 12-17): $10, Children (Ages under 12): Free, Family Cap: $50
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.