The Schedule for Winter Arts


We have a  schedule for the day for Winter Arts! This schedule, as always, is subject to change and we will adjust it for activities as they change.  For any questions, please contact

Schedule of the day:

8:00 am- Doors open
8:30 am- Open for set-up: Competitor and Display set up is open
10:00 am- Opening Court and Welcome to Winter Arts
11:00 am- Opening performances and Morning Classes open
12:00 am- Dancing- Performance by European Dance Guild, followed by Open Populace Dancing; Sausage Competition

1:00 pm- Lunch provided by Don Avenel- $8
2:00-3:30 pm- Bardic Competition and Afternoon Classes
3:30 pm- Court
5:00 pm- Off site

Lunch (There will be 50 lunches available; cost is $8)

cold peas in vinaigrette
cold asparagus tips in orange vinaigrette

vegan Chickpea soup
chicken and fennel soup

cheese stuffed beef roulades
turkey and currant meatballs
baked eggplant with herbs and garlic
fried crookneck squash with hazelnut basil sauce

raisin custard tarts
pumpkin ricotta tarts
vegan and gluten free apple, almond, and pine nut tarts

Happening during the event:

**Our yearly fundraiser! We are accepting donations for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. For a wish list, please visit We are having a friendly little competition to see if the Cat People or Dog People are more generous! The most donations for Cats or Dogs, will have an extra bag of food donated to their respective species!

**It’s time to turn in the very last design for the Calafia Scrapbook Quilt Competition! There will be a display of all of the past winners and the populace will be able to vote on the last piece, picked up at Leif Erickson, before they are all whisked away to become a beautiful quilt.

**The Provisioner’s Guild is hosting a Sausage Competition!

The details are as follows:

There will be a sausage competition at Winter Arts on Dec. 5th, hosted by the Provisioners guild. If you are interested in competing, please bring 3 to 4 links or patties along with your recipe to the event and sign up with Christoffer Decshel (I’ll mostly be in or near the kitchen). The “lysts” will close 15 minutes after the opening announcements. When you sign up, you will be told when you will be alloted space to prepare your entry. There is only one entry allowed per person. There are no requirements as far as size, casing, or variety. Your goal is simply to put your best sausage forward.

Your judges are Baron Guy (Michael Bilderback) , Parlane of Glenord (Maxwell Adam Diamond), and a mystery judge recruited by the Baron (honestly, I just forgot who it was).

Classes will be held at Winter Arts!



Current class list:


11:00 am-12:00 pm- Lady Ariana Verch Gwenllian- Heraldric Display

 The class is on heraldic display (banners and beyond). This will be a visual presentation with handouts and is open to all. Free to attend.


11:00 am-12:00 pm- Lady Agnes Wurtman- Viking Wire Weaving

Learn how to make a wire jewelry-making technique used to weave sculptural chains from fine-gauge metal wire. Viking or Norse wire weaving (also called trichinopoly), as suggested by the name, dates back to the Viking era.

Materials provided, optional donation to cover costs. Children must have adult supervision (because sharp ends, sharp tools). Limited enrollment; contact to reserve a place.


11:00 am-1:00 pm- THLady Gemma Evangelista Borgia- Candlemaking

 Learn a brief history of medieval candle making and how to make a candle from beeswax. Students must be aware that we will be working with hot wax and open flame. Wear clothes appropriate to working with hot wax (e.g., no flowing sleeves or open-toed shoes.) If a student would like to try and use wool, linen, or silk wicking, they may bring their own and try it. Instructor will provide wick, sticks, beeswax, heat, and containers for wax. Students should bring protective eyewear and gloves. Class fee is $2 for the kit. Ages 18 and up. 10 students maximum.


11:00 am-1:00 pm- THLord Sheridan Ui Neill- “Life of a Roman soldier in the late 1st early 2nd C AD”. also : “A Roman medicus.”

Both as open discussions .


11:00 am-12:00 pm- THLord Ketill rauðskeggr- Learning the Lucet

 This class will focus on making a single strand cord.  String will be provided, and there will be about 5 lucets to loan.  If you have your own lucet, feel free to bring it.  If you have a particular project, plan on having 12 inches of string for each inch of finished cord you want to make.  For those who are already familiar with a single strand cord, once people are up and running I will show you how to make a cord with two strands/colours.   If someone owns a double lucet, I can teach that as well. (I only have two, and one will be on display.)


12:00-1:00 pm- Lady Siobhan Chantoiseau- Spinning on a Drop Spindle

Learn the age old art of making yarn.  Come try your hand at spinning on a drop spindle.  Everything provided by instructor.  No fee. Ages 10 and up.


2:00- 3:00 pm THLord Curteis FitzOsbern- Rope Walk/Demo
Learn how to make rope!    

15 days to send in your class proposal for Potrero War!

There are 15 days left (April 20th) until the deadline to get your class or arts activities into the Gate Book for Potrero War 2015! Please don’t hesitate to get your proposal in! (Any classes submitted between April 21st and May 11 will have the class information at Arts and Sciences Point only.)

If you are planning on teaching at Collegium, I would be delighted to hold your class again at Potrero War. (Hey you will already be prepared!) Wishing you were able to do a “Part 2” for your Collegium class? I am happy to schedule it for Potrero War. Contact for any questions.

Wishing you could meet other people doing the same craft you are? Looking to exchange ideas about your craft, or just have someone to geek out about it with you? Host a craft/skill circle! You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t need to be able to teach; it is just a fun get-together with like-minded artisans. Arts and Sciences Point is looking to schedule some craft circles. You can schedule it at the Stone Tables or at a location of your choosing.

If you are interested in teaching a class or hosting a crafting get-together, you can fill out the form found at If you are teaching a “Part 2” class or hosting a craft circle, just add this information to your description. You will be notified as soon as your proposal has been received.


Thank you and I am looking forward to a great War!

Yours in Service,

Lady Euginia in rauða

Steward for Arts and Sciences, Potrero War

Want to teach a class at Potrero War?

Arts and Science classes at Potrero War

Arts and Science classes at Potrero War

Potrero War, Thursday, May 21st through Monday, May 25th, is soon upon us. That means we are in the midst of preparations and I am looking for teachers to educate our Populace on a variety of subjects. At the moment, April 20th is the deadline to ensure your class gets into the Gate Book, so please don’t hesitate to send in your class proposal.

If you are interested in teaching a class, you can fill out the form found at

For all things Bardic, such as teaching a Bardic class, please contact

I will make every attempt to accommodate your time, date, and location request; however, as classes are scheduled, time availability becomes limited. If there are limitations, we will work together to find a time and date that is best for you. I will be taking class proposals until May 13, but in order to have your class listed in the Gate Book for Potrero, I need class proposals by April 20. If it is past April 20, we will not be able to list it in the book, but a class list will be available on site at War.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns and please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in teaching as well.

Thank you and I am looking forward to a great War!
Yours in Service,
Lady Euginia in rauða
Steward for Arts and Sciences, Potrero War