Artisans’ Day at Ravenslake

Saturday, October 5, AS 59 (2024)

***latest update 18 July – staff contacts, site fees, more classes and salons!***
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
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Lunch 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).

Registration (includes lunch)

Adult (16+)$25Adult with Member Discount$15
Youth (6-15)$85 and under$0

Alcohol is permitted ONLY in the brewing/vintning room – the rest of the site is BONE DRY. IDs will be checked at the Gate for B&V activities and wristbands for persons age 21+ will ONLY be issued there.
NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED AT EITHER SITE.

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.

THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.

Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.

If you are subjected to harassment, bullying, or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED AT EITHER SITE. THE MAIN CLASS/SALON BUILDING (COMMUNITY CENTER) IS BONE DRY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Lodging
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.

Staff

Event Steward: Mistress Maggie of Cnoc Cait cnoccait@gmail.com

Class/Salon Coordinator: Master Alexander de Seton alexdeset@aol.com

Lunch: Dame Marie la Fauconniere macgregorscairn@gmail.com (preferred) or 847-452-2032 after 6pm Central

Classes

CLASS/ACTIVITY NAMETIMEINSTRUCTORCLASS DESCRIPTION ACTIVITYCLASS SIZE LIMITCOST FOR MATERIALS
Basic Target Arrow Assemblythe Honorable Forester Reimar EriksonThe class will cover methods of putting together arrows for target archery in the SCA
Fermented Soft Drinksthe Honorable Seathan MacDhabhidh
Mead-Making 101

the Honorable Seathan MacDhabhidh
The minimum basics for starting a batch of mead at home.
Class will be held in the church – look for signage in the building.
All attendees must be 21+ years of age and have wristband
Learning From – and Enjoying – Comparative TastingsDame Marie la FauconniereDon’t be intimidated by formal food or beverage tastings! Learn how to prepare, compare, and have fun exploring with all your senses. No alcohol will be tasted in this class.8 (extra handouts available)free
Chinese History: the Yuan Dynastythe Noble Eilaswintha Buchwald
Viking Age Jewelry for BeginnersCaptain Hjalmr Njalsson
Public Speakingthe Honorable Hilla Stormbringer

Salons
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 scheduled:

ThemeSessionHostLocationNotes
MetalworkingAfternoonCaptain Hjalmr Njalsson
Veils and HeaddressesDame Nicolaa Halden

Combat
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.

Merchants
Weather permitting, merchants may set up outdoors at no additional charge.