Artisans’ Day

Saturday, October 8, 2022

***Event Information Updates***
October 5: updates to class list, salon list, downloadable general schedule.

A fun-filled day of education and enjoyment of the arts & sciences

Lake Villa Township Community Center
37850 N. IL. Route 59
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Less than a quarter-mile south of IL Rt 132 pointer
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Lunch, performance, and brewing/vintning activities will be at the adjacent Church of the Holy Family, 25291 W Lehman Blvd, Lake Villa, IL 60046.
Both sites are mobility-accessible (ramps, paved parking, elementary-school-type restrooms).

Alcohol is permitted ONLY in the brewing/vintning room – the rest of the site is BONE DRY. IDs will be checked at the Gate.

Event Steward
Dame Marie la Fauconniere (mka Nita Lewis) (email preferred) or 847-452-2032 after 6:00 PM CDT.

Site opens at 8:30 AM and closes to attendees at 6:00 PM for cleanup and breakdown.
If you are in either building at 6:01 PM or later you may be handed a broom or garbage bag and will be expected to use it.

Please note: Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.


Site Fees (cash or checks accepted at the Gate)

Adult 21+                                                                 $15.00
Adult Member                                                          $10.00
Ages 10-21                                                               $5.00
Under Age 10                                                 No Charge
Family Cap: 2 Adults + 2 or more Ages 10-21      $30.00

SCA-RS pre-registration:

Important info regarding the Family Cap! SCA-RS is not currently able to offer a family-cap option. If you wish to pre-register and your party consists of 2 adults plus more than 2 youth between the ages of 10 and 21, ONLY REGISTER TWO YOUTH IN SCA-RS. If you register more than two, you will be charged for every youth and will not be refunded at the gate.

A simple lunch is included in the site fee. If you choose to pre-register, you will be offered a “$0 lunch” option – this will help us ensure we can offer an abundance for your enjoyment! Lunch includes:
– Choice of soups:
— Tomato (tomatoes, onion, margarine, salt, pepper)
— Turkey with Wild Rice (turkey, lemon, shallots, potatoes, rosemary, carrots, celery, wild rice)
— Ham and Bean (Virginia ham, Great Northern and cannelloni beans, cabbage, carrots, onion, potatoes, bay, thyme, garlic)
– Assorted sandwich ingredients
– Fruit
– Lemonade
You are welcome to bring your own meal if you choose; there is also a small sandwich shop across the road.
Coffee and tea will be available on-site all day.

No motel blocks have been arranged for the event. Several motels in varying price ranges are available in Gurnee (I-94 at Grand Avenue/Rt 132), approximately 30 minutes from the event site.

Class coordinator:
Baroness Kristiana of Arden (mka Kristine Petroshius)
10:00 – 11:00: Yes, And…: Improv’ing Your Performance (Even If You Aren’t A Performer) – THL Hilla Stormbringer
10:00 – 12:00: Making a Beaded Rose – Lady B’Gen Van der Sterren ($2 materials fee)
10:30 – 11:30: Makin’ Scribal Stuff (Pigments from Natural Materials) – THL Mikhail of Lubelska
11:00 – 12:00: How to Enter A&S Faires – Maitresse Audette la Tricoteuse de Saint Denis
11:00 – 12:00: Women Warriors of the Middle Ages – Lady Susannah Merrybegot
CANCELED 11:00 – 12:00: Intro to Silk Painting – Baroness Kristiana of Arden ($3 materials fee)
11:30 – 1:00: Jewish Illumination & Illustrations of 1350s Spain – THL Seathan MacDhabhidh
2:00 – 3:00: Spinning for Beginners – Mistress Isabel Mounsdoghter (limit 8 students)
2:00 – 3:00: Call It Ruffled: the Nebula Headdress – Dame Nicolaa Halden
2:00 – 4:00: Making a Beaded Daisy– Lady B’Gen Van der Sterren ($2 materials fee)
3:00 – 4:00: Period Designs for Bucklers – Baron Damien Nihthauk
In the Beverage Arts Salon, 1:30 – 5:00: Making a Quick and Easy Wine Rack in 30 Minutes – THL Seathan MacDhabhidh
In the Carving for Printmaking Salon, 1:30 – 5:00: Beginning Carving for Printmaking – THL Anne Mulligan (limit 10, $5 materials fee)

Salon coordinators: Baroness Kristiana of Arden (mka Kristine Petroshius) and Dame Marie la Fauconniere

What’s a salon? In pre-Revolutionary France, intellectuals and artists (and those who aspired to be known as such) were hosted by the social and cultural elite at gatherings known as salons. People of ideas and ability used these gatherings to network, exchange knowledge, and read from, perform, or otherwise show off their latest creations.

Artisans’ Day will offer a variety of 3-hour-long themed salons: time and space to gather with others who share your interest, to work on your own projects and share your knowledge, research, and resources. These are not structured, nor are they workshops – there’s no defined outcome or goal, other than the camaraderie of shared time and space working with others who have a common interest.

Salons currently scheduled:
Morning: Fiber Arts – hosted by Mistress Isabel Mounsdoghter; spinning, needle-felting, and more
Morning: Viking Age Metal and Jewelry – hosted by Capt. Hjalmr Njalsson
Morning: Heraldic Consultation Table – hosted by Baron Damian Nihthauk
Afternoon: Fiber Arts – hosted by THL Metylda of Ravenslake and THL Kyrstyan Makfaill
Afternoon: Metal Casting – hosted by Master Alexander de Seton; from soapstone mold to poured metal (eye protection, dust masks, and leather gloves recommended)
Afternoon: Beginning Carving for Printmaking – hosted by THL Anne Mulligan (includes class as listed above)
CANCELED Afternoon: Silk Painting – hosted by Baroness Kristiana of Arden
Afternoon: Bardic and Performance Arts – hosted by THL Hilla Stormbringer
Afternoon: Beverage Arts – hosted by THL Seathan MacDhabhadh; share knowledge, recipes, and a tasting and toast with Ukrainian mead (attendees must have wristband to enter the space)
All Day: Scribal Sandbox – Hosted by Baroness Hillary of Langforde

There are no combat activities planned for the day. However, if weather permits and you bring your own marshal, there is plenty of space on the lawns for pickup fighting.

Ravenslake (Court)yard Sale
New this year – the Ravenslake (Court)yard sale! Gently used garb and SCA-related items at gentle prices. Located in the Church lobby from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

We have limited space available for merchants in the Church lobby. Bring your own table. Weather permitting, merchants may also set up outdoors.