[SCA-AE] Addendum to the Region 3 A&S Practicum in ACG
William Stamm Jr.
havocthewild at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 4 15:43:33 EDT 2006
As part of our advertised A&S practicum, ACG is also having a regional fight
practice. It wasn't included in the original announcement, but it's
certainly being added. I'll paste in the announcement below, just add the
words "And Regional Fight Practice" into the blurb whenever you see the word
The Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais invites Region 3, and indeed all of
AEthelmearc, to join us on September 23 for a regional A&S Practicum and
Regional Fight Practice!
What's a Practicum, you say, and how is it different from a schola,
collegium, university, or academy?
A "practicum" involves the "supervised practical application of
previously-studied theory." Unlike traditional A&S events, where
students scurry from one new class to another, practicum
attendees will have a chance to apply and extend what they already
know ("the previously-studied theory") in a hands-on, extended
workshop (the "practical application" part).
Why advantages does an extended workshop offer over a typical
one- or two-hour class?
Great question! There are 3 main advantages:
First: You have more time to really work on -- maybe even finish -- a
Second: You decide how to spend your time, rather than being
dictated to by "the schedule."
Finally: You work at your own level, at your own pace, with materials
of your own choosing -- not those selected by someone else.
Okay, but, what about the "supervised" part?
We've asked the most knowledgeable and talented artists in Region 3
to serve as workshop facilitators. They'll be there to answer questions,
offer advice, serve as a sounding-board, demonstrate advanced
techniques, recommend sources, and encourage you. They're not there
to quiz you or give you a grade. However, if you like, they might give
you a Gold Star.
(If you would like to assist as a workshop facilitator, please contact
Mistress Alicia Langland at hutchnsn at bucknell.edu or 570-742-4567.)
How will I know what workshops will be offered?
We're working to cover a wide variety of interests. Please visit
Abhainn Ciach Ghlais's website at http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~acg/
for the most up-to-date information.
The schedule, as such, for the day is as follows:
9:00 a.m. Site opens
10:30 a.m Workshops begin
12:30 p.m. Sideboard lunch available (until 4:30)
5:30 p.m. Workshops end
6:00 p.m. Site closes
What if I don't want to spend the whole day doing the same thing?
Along with the various workshops, we also plan to offer other, less
time-intensive activities such as knot-tying, period games, heraldic
activities and dancing. Our Region 3 Deputy for Armored Combat
is arranging for heavy weapons fighting.
What is the fee for attending?
We want as many people as possible to attend, so there is NO FEE!
(Donations to help defray the site rental would, of course, be gratefully
accepted!) So we have an idea of how many people to expect, we ask
that you contact THL Egill the Dane at gyronny8 at juno.com or
To keep expenses down, we ask everyone to bring a covered dish
for the sideboard lunch. It does not have to be a period recipe (kudos
to those that are!), but it should be enough to share with at least 8
Besides a dish to share, what else should I bring?
In addition to the usual stuff (garb and feastgear), bring a project to
work on -- something you'd like help with, something you haven't
found the motivation to finish, something you've been meaning to start.
Bring any tools or supplies you have that you might need, as well.
Bring questions and sources and anything that might be helpful
in working on your project.
Oh, and please bring 2 or 3 of your closest SCAdians (geographically
or emotionally -- you choose!). The more, the merrier!
What if I don't have a project to bring or if I want to learn something new?
No problem! Check out on our website the workshops being offered
and find something that interests you. When you contact His Lordship
Egill the Dane, tell him what you'd like to try, and someone will contact
you about what to bring.
What if I have questions that aren't answered on the ACG website?
Contact Autocrat One-of-Three, THL Gilles de Beauchamps,
(aka David Brooks) at herald at micro-link.net or 570-584-2306
or 507 Academy Street, Hughesville PA 17737.
Where will the Practicum be held?
The first-ever Region 3 A&S Practicum will be held at the Church of
the Savior, 522 Grier Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.
(This is the same site ACG used last October for the Fall Academy.)
Make your best way to Route 180, Williamsport.
>From the East: Take Exit 28 (Maynard Street Exit) and turn right
onto Maynard Street.
>From the West: Take Exit 28 (Maynard Street Exit) and turn left
onto Maynard Street.
Once on Maynard Street, proceed through two traffic lights (do not
cross the bridge; if you are on the bridge, you are going the wrong
way) until you come to a stop sign. The Taber Museum should be
directly across the street from you.
Turn left onto Fourth Street. Proceed on Fourth, passing through
one traffic light. As you pass a Puff Tobacco shop on your left,
slow down; the next right turn is Grier St.
The church is on your right side at the first corner. The parking
lot is just before the church. If the lot by the church is full, drive
past the church through the parking lot and park on the grassy
strip past the lot.
Seneschal Shire of ACG
Region 3 Deputy Earl Marshal
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