LIVE Master Class List Now Online!

GW logoGoogle doc with all collated GW XXIV Classes and A&S Activities now online!

GW AR 2015 Master Class List

Note – this document has some errors and/or items still under negotiation (highlighted in yellow).

Changes that occur between now and when it goes to print (around Feb 28th) will not be tracked/noted on this sheet.

 

Class schedules by AREA now online!

librarian eyeglasses medievalLIVE GW 2015 CLASS SCHEDULES by AREA are now available!

A collated master class and A&S activities schedule in live spreadsheet expected online by Feb 16th.

If you submitted a class and DON’T see it listed, OR you have any questions – contact your area coordinator or classes@gulfwars.org.

Open 12 Step Meetings Available Daily 4-5 pm at War

200px-Ambox_emblem_plus_svgSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4-5 pm

Open 12 Step Meeting – Host Macha Drake
Located in the Merchant Area, behind booths #11 & 12
Meeting will be held in the kitchen area behind Blue Dragon Glass. All welcome.

Join the Dance!

PD-WM-2x2Tacuina sanitatis (XIV century) 82European Dance Class Schedule (preliminary) and evening Ball Sets are posted for this year!
http://www.gulfwars.org/index.php/gw-activities/arts-sciences/european-dance

Questions for the GW Populace re: local yeast and sheep to bag competition

scribe2The populace’s input is desired – reply in the comments or e-mail  classes@gulfwars.org

Question from the Facebook page:
“Has anyone created a bread starter on the GW site with the local yeast to feed it?”

Question from the Artisan’s Row yahoo group:

“I have been tossing around doing a competition involving Artisan’s Row.  It was going to be a ‘sheep to bag’ and I was wondering if anyone else thinks this is a good idea.  If there is positive feedback, I’ll draw up the rules and get some prizes together.  I would appreciate volunteers to help out as judges.” (From the head of Textiles Wet in Artisan’s Row)

 

 

Teach a Class at Gulf Wars 2015!

medieval teachingGulf Wars XXIV needs teachers! 

Submit classes and other A&S activities  you want to teach via one of these options:

Option 1Fill Out the Online Form: http://tiny.cc/GWclasses2015    [Google form]
(Best if you are teaching 1-3 classes, requires you to fill out contact information each time.)

 Option 2Download and Return an Excel or Word form:
Download either of the documents below , fill them out, and return them via e-mail attachment to  classes@gulfwars.org or the appropriate area coordinator.  (Best if you have more than 3 classes, or the online form won’t work for you.)

 Option 3 – Contact us to chat:
Contact any of the area coordinators via e-mail or  classes@gulfwars.org and discuss your class/A&S event plans.  Be sure to include the best way to contact you (phone, e-mail, etc.) and when, etc.  (Best if you are new, unsure, have a large or unusual project, or prefer not to submit digitally.)

 Submit your class soon to ensure your preferred time/date and location!

UPDATED GW A&S Challenge Statistics

Updated with the additional 7 folks  (and the numbers below now match the number of tokens we have left over, so we’re pretty sure we are right/done).

89 total folks met the challenge!

meridiesBy Kingdom – total 10 kingdoms:

  • 26 from Meridies
  • 12 from Trimaris
  • 12 from Ansteorra
  • 10 from Calontir
  • 8 from Midrealm
  • 6 from Outlands
  • 5 from Gleann Abhann
  • 4 from Atlantia
  • 2 from Northshield
  • 1 from Caid – yea!
  • 2 from unknown kingdoms (Enise bint Oghuz & Katherine of the Mallow Marsh we’d love to know!)

By type of challenge:

67 folks had 8 or more classes!

AR sign only35 folks had at least 6 classes in one GW area:

  • 15 in Artisans Row
  • 9 in al-Mahala
  • 4 in Early Period Life
  • 2 in European Dance
  • 2 in Scribal
  • and 3 whose area wasn’t noted (Morgan Goch Bengrek, Drahomira Kosice & Kogitsune Calla Yuri we’d love to know!)

cropped-image004.jpg26 folks had at least 6 classes in a specific topic:

  • 8 – Textiles (Fiber arts, costuming, Embroidery, etc.)
  • 5 – Cooking
  • 4 – Woodworking
  • 3 – Blacksmithing
  • 2 – European Dance
  • 2 – Scribal Arts
  • 1 – Botanical Arts
  • 1 – Celtic/Norse Culture

STILL NO ONE met the Diversity challenge with at least 1 class in each of 6 GW areas (Goal for next year?!)

[11 unclaimed tokens out of 100 this year – next year we’ll get 200 and see if we can run out!]

Found! More GWXXIII A&S Challenge Winners!

Lost-and-Found-PhotosAdd another 7 folks who met the challenge on Saturday to our totals for the war (found at the end of unpacking) – Congrats to you all!

  1. Sakurai Sukeko – Meridies (8 classes?)
  2. Zelia – Gleann Abhann (8 classes?)
  3. Thomas Felishacker – Calontir (6 in EPL/6 in woodworking)
  4. Birna Galin – Meridies (8 classes/6 in Artisans Row)
  5. Leana Draconis – Meridies (12 classes/6 in EPL/6 in al-Mahala/6 in cooking)
  6. Heather Kyrien Marius – Midrealm (8 classes/6 scribal)
  7. Caoilfhionn inghen Cheallaigh – Calontir (8 classes/6 in Artisans Row)

[Also another possible: Ananda Barineau Valiant da Firenze]

We’ll update the overall statistics as well!

Responses to FB Feedback on Classes

GW logoWe got some great feedback on GW 2013 classes from FaceBook – here is a Summary and some responses!

Topics folks would like to see more of:

  • More Leatherworking!
  • Woad Class
  • More Falconry
  • More Coursing
  • Medieval Hairstyles for women
  • Herbal remedy classes such as balms, ointments, and liniments

We’ll pass this along to the various areas involved!

“I’d like to see…”:

…a nighttime class track (for folks who volunteer or fight during the day). [supported by 5 folks]

Artisans Row had one class/event each evening  Monday – Thursday this year, with between 20 – 5 people showing up for each one.  They’d love to have more night classes (although we’d need more lights – we may have electricity, but we don’t have light fixtures!) – but they’d need folks to volunteer to teach them!  So far, most folks haven’t volunteered to teach at night – they want to go out and relax in the evenings.  al-mahala has Samras and Haflas in the evenings, and both Performing Arts and European Dance have events in the evenings as well.  We can check in with the Scribes, Equestrian, EPL, and Kennel Lands and see if they want to offer night classes next year – but again, all class areas are run by volunteers – in order to do things at night, we need more volunteers (and a guarantee that folks will show up)!

“…more things I can bring my daughter with me to”

All GW classes were listed in the site book and online with age limits – and MANY were tagged all ages, or [age x] with parent.  In general, if you are willing to attend with and monitor/support your child age 5 and up, most teachers are fine with it!  If you have specific topics you’d like to see for your daughter – let us know!

“A class schedule that tracked by learning area instead of by time. effectively, something that said “in tent A: 9:00- period activity” instead of listing all 9:00 classes in a row. It made finding specific classes more difficult, and planning one’s day more difficult.”

In general, folks prefer a schedule by times, so that is what is printed in the booklet – all 32 pages of it.  We have limited $ for printing, so we have to choose only one listing/sorting option.  We DO, however, publish a spreadsheet of classes online before (and during) war that you can download and sort by GW area, title, etc.  GW area would get you *close* to a “by topic” listing. Sadly, at this time, we don’t have the volunteer  manpower to ‘tag’ all classes by all the topic categories each might fit into. [I’m just a dept of one, really :)]  If you are interested in taking on this project, and providing an alternate schedule by topic – please – let me know!  classes@gulfwars.org

“…for classes that have so many people that it’s standing room only find another time it can be offered again.”

When this is possible – we do so. But often the teacher can only teach it ONCE during war – they don’t have the time and/or supplies to teach it again. But where possible, if it was popular, and the teacher wants to teach it again, we’ll FIND a place/time to put it!! :)  [So if you’d like to see it again, please suggest that to the instructor on site, OR tell us what topic/class you wished had a 2nd session this year and we’ll try to make sure it has 2 next year!]

Specific suggestions:

“I’d like to suggest that classes using essential oils be in a more open air environment than the tent which is enclosed on three sides.”

We’ll pass that on – sounds like a GREAT idea. Note – all tents can have walls dropped or opened – if it is bothering you – suggest it right then!!

Master Frederick: “I learned that I need to schedule more time for pewter casting class.”

Yep – one plan made at the Instructors’ wrap-up this year was to be sure teachers plan *enough* time for set up and break down of classes – as well as the time hands-on classes will REALLY need.

Cool GW A&S Challenge Statistics

So, for those of you who like numbers, data and/or competitions:

82 total folks met the challenge!

meridiesBy Kingdom – total 10 kingdoms:

  • 23 from Meridies
  • 12 from Trimaris
  • 12 from Ansteorra
  • 8 from Calontir
  • 7 from Midrealm
  • 6 from Outlands
  • 4 from Gleann Abhann
  • 4 from Atlantia
  • 2 from Northshield
  • 1 from Caid – yea!
  • 2 from unknown kingdoms (Enise bint Oghuz & Katherine of the Mallow Marsh we’d love to know!)

By type of challenge:

61 folks had 8 or more classes!

AR sign only30 folks had at least 6 classes in one GW area:

  • 13 in Artisans Row
  • 8 in al-Mahala
  • 3 in Early Period Life
  • 2 in European Dance
  • 1 in Scribal
  • and 3 whose area wasn’t noted (Morgan Goch Bengrek, Drahomira Kosice & Kogitsune Calla Yuri we’d love to know!)

cropped-image004.jpg22 folks had at least 6 classes in a specific topic:

  • 8 – Textiles (Fiber arts, costuming, Embroidery, etc.)
  • 4 – Cooking
  • 3 – Blacksmithing
  • 3 – Woodworking
  • 2  – European Dance
  • 1 – Botanical Arts
  • 1 – Celtic/Norse Culture

NO ONE met the Diversity challenge with at least 1 class in each of 6 GW areas (Goal for next year?!)

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