Filthy Dirty Collegium 2014

February 1, 2014


[About] [Schedule] [Feast] [Directions]

About the Event

Is it messy, base, nasty, sloppy, or otherwise less than clean? Filthy Dirty Collegium is the place to learn about it. Come visit the fair Shire of the Isles for a full day of classes on diverse arts and sciences, some of which are just too sullied for a traditional classroom setting. Classes this year will include: metal etching, glass bead making, banner painting, sauce making, and more.

The day will finish with a potluck feast featuring an innuendo-laden bardic contest and a dessert competition.

Please note there is a $4 campus parking fee, plastic or exact cash.
Site fee: SCA members $5, Non-members $10

Event Stewards: Paul fitz Denis and Gwen Hir

fdcollegium@sca-isles.org


Class Schedule

Below is the current class schedule and descriptions. We do our best to keep this up to date, but it is possible that things may change the date of the event.
8:30am
Site Opens!
9am - 11am
Beginning Glass Beadmaking Hette Vitze Create basic glass beads using a glass torch. Melt, twirl and heat your way to an ancient art form. We will also learn how to shape and decorate your beads. Please wear natural fibers that you don't mind getting singed. Bring protective glasses or light sunglasses.
Class limit: 6 students. Must be over 14 years of age.
Materials fee: $5
Saw, File, Polish Countess Jane Corwin An introduction to piercework in bright metals.
Materials fee: $2 for the class or $10 for a kit to keep.
Bring Your Heraldry To Life, or Let Your Freak Flag Fly! Lady Arianna Foxford and THLady Fu Ching Lan This workshop will help you design and paint your very own standard. (Long flag with heraldic badges and designs.) If possible, please have images of your badges (or heraldic designs of choice) available for tracing, (as well as a motto, if you're so inclined) in multiple sizes. We have the paints and fabric. An apron to help protect your clothes may also be a good idea.
Materials fee: $10 per flag- multiple people can work on one flag, if so inclined.
11am - 1pm
Getting Saucy with Angharat! Lady Angharat Goch verch Gwenhover Explore how a simple base can be turned into several delicious sauces, good for varying purposes and tastes. Using recipes from "Cooking and Dining in Medieval England," students will first prepare a sauce base and then split up to create several different sauces before highly-scientific taste testing.
Students should bring an apron if they’re concerned about getting their clothes messy.
Materials fee: $5
Intro to Metal Thread Embroidery Comptesse Albra Katerine Marie Isabelle Bautiste Make a little needle book embellished using metal thread embroidery. Learn 3 basic stitches, plus 1 technique for securing gems to embroidery.
Students should bring embroidery scissors they don't mind using to cut metal threads, a 6" embroidery hoop and basic note-taking materials. Teacher will provide all other materials: pre-stenciled cotton velveteen, lining, felt, foundation threads, metal threads, needles, beeswax, and cabochons.
Materials fee: $10
Acrylic Banner Class Continued Lady Arianna Foxford and THLady Fu Ching Lan This workshop will help you design and paint your very own standard. (Long flag with heraldic badges and designs.) If possible, please have images of your badges (or heraldic designs of choice) available for tracing, (as well as a motto, if you're so inclined) in multiple sizes. We have the paints and fabric. An apron to help protect your clothes may also be a good idea.
Materials fee: $10 per flag- multiple people can work on one flag, if so inclined.
1pm - 2pm
Lunch! Food can be brought to the site or purchased at the University Center (UCen) next door.
2pm - 4pm
Metal Etching Master Cormac Mòr Etch a small brass disk with a design of your creation using Sharpie markers as a resist.
Materials fee: TBD
Bawdy Bardic Circle THLady Meala Caimbeul Come one and all, bring your instruments, bring your songbooks, bring your love of bardic arts for a round of "Perform, Request, or Pass." We will take turns around the circle and everyone has a chance to do one of the three on their turn.
Needle Lace Lady Adelais de la Jupe Cramoisie A beginner’s class in making needle lace.
Materials fee: TBD
4pm - 6pm
Hats! Lady Ylaria Thriepland Is your head bare? Come learn about techniques for making period hats.
Materials fee: TBD
Turnshoes for the Masses Don Angus le Todde mac Donnell An overview and demo of making medieval and medieval-oid turnshoes, beginning with basic construction, useful stitches, tools, lasts, and both period and modern clever tricks to simplify the process. Hopefully this will give you a framework to decide whether and what kind of shoes you might want to make.
Connecting Sword, Hand, and Heart: Mental and Emotional Aspects of Martial Combat THLady Mora Ottavia Spadera This class will present the perspectives of historical texts, modern sports psychology, the science of motor learning, and observations from successful fighters. It will provide tools to look at your tournament head-space and outline ways to make your practice time more effective, enabling you to advance the application of your Art in whatever way inspires you. While coming primarily from a rapier fighter's perspective, much of the class material is applicable to any martial art or life activity you pursue.
6:30pm - 9pm
Potluck Feast See details below.



Potluck Feast

After the classes are done, join us for a potluck feast featuring an innuendo-laden bardic contest and a dessert competition. The Shire will supply roast chicken and a vegetarian entree; please bring a side dish to share. This is a dry site.

Bardic Competition

During feast, we hope to be entertained by songs, tales, poems, and all manner of performance. We ask that anyone wishing to share their art with us prepare a piece inspired by the theme of “innuendo.” If yours meets with the approval of the feast-goers, you may be proclaimed the Dirty Bard.

Dessert Competition

What is feast without dessert? We welcome all desserts in our people’s choice competition. Extra points will be given to period entries; please provide your source recipe to claim your bonus. We ask that all entrants provide an ingredient list to accommodate those with food allergies and dietary restrictions.


Event Directions

The event is held at the UCSB campus in Santa Barbara, CA. For details on how to get here, read on: