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aecademyWant to learn (more) about medieval brewing, Viking clothing, fiber arts, heraldry, literary arts, printmaking, SCA life, the scribal arts, and more?

If so, plan to attend Æthelmearc AEcademy and War College, hosted by the gracious Shire of Nithgaard on Saturday, November 12.

Check out the Tentative Class List: descriptions and details here. Additional information about the event can be found on the Kingdom website as well as on the AEcademy website.

Don’t see your favorite topic listed? Sign up to teach!

Class slots are filling up quickly! Only 12 time slots remain, so please register ASAP and avoid disappointment. (NOTE: If you do not receive a message thanking you for registering your class, please contact me; that means your registration did not go through.)

If you’ve never taught at Æcademy (or if it’s been a while), no problem! It’s easy to register — Just go to the Æcademy registration website  and supply the requested information about yourself and your class.

If you’ve never taught a class (or have taught but are still a bit nervous about teaching), please check out our resources for teachers.

If you are considering teaching a class but are hesitant because it is financially prohibitive, please consider applying for the Countess Aidan ni Leir Stipend:

In memory of Countess Aidan ni Leir,  a stipend of $100 will be awarded to one Fall Æcademy teacher who best meets the criteria described below. The stipend is to be used to defray the cost of non-consumable teaching materials for a hands-on class for a minimum of 6 people.

(“Non-consumable teaching materials” are tools and supplies that would be used multiple times and would remain with the teacher after the class has ended.  It does *not* include supplies for which students would pay a fee for or which they would take with them.) 

For example:

  • YES:  Purchase 10 sets of calligraphy nibs with holders and a toolbox to keep them in
  • NO:    Purchase watercolor paper and a bottle of ink
  • YES:  Purchase 6 chip carving knives
  • NO:    Purchase wood for students to carve
  • YES:  Pay for laminating color copies of visual aids for class
  • NO:    Pay for copying of class handouts

Items purchased with the money would be the property of the teacher who is awarded the stipend.

In addition to teaching at Fall Æcademy, the teacher who receives the stipend must also teach the class at least once more, in a different region in the Kingdom.

Those wishing to submit a proposal should include the following:

  • your name (SCA and modern)
  • contact information
  • title and description of the hands-on class you are teaching at Æcademy
  • a list of non-consumable supplies needed for the class, including what each is used for, current price, and where you intend to purchase the items 
  • when and where you will teach the class again

This offer is open to anyone teaching at Fall Æcademy, no matter whether this is your first time teaching the class … or your fourteenth.  You do not have to have an arts award to submit a proposal.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 11:59 p.m., Thursday, October 20th. The more persuasive your proposal, the better your chance of being selected.

By Sunday, October 30, I will contact everyone who has submitted a proposal.

If your proposal is selected, at Æcademy you will hand me a receipt for the supplies you purchased for the class, and I will hand you a check for $100.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me at ae DOT aecademy AT aethelmearc DOT org

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in submitting a proposal.


Mistress Alicia Langland, Chancellor, Æthelmearc Æcademy

P.S. — Here’s the link to the Facebook events page.