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Have you sensed it? 

A change in the light? A soft smell in the air? A gentle kiss of a breeze instead of an ice-knifed gale? Well, ok, not today given the snowstorm blanketing much of southern Æthelmearc, but it’s coming!

If you are weary of the bite of winter, I invite you to think of the warmer months ahead … particularly June! 

The good folk of the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais look forward to welcoming you to the Spring 2018 session of Æthelmearc Æcademy and War College, which will be held on Saturday, June 16. Event information can be found here:   http://aecademy.net/spring2018/index.shtml

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The theme for this session will be Adornments, Embellishments, Flourishes, and Garnishes.

We can all find ways to up our game, whether by adorning a garment with intricate embroidery, embellishing a tale, adding flourish to a calligraphed signature, or garnishing a tasty dish.  

Teachers are thus encouraged to offer classes that will inspire others to “kick it up a notch.”

Already, we have classes in:

  • Making turnshoes (An all-day, make-it-and-take-it class!)
  • Protocol for RP events (Helpful tips for Royalty Liasons!)
  • Running an event (Great for autocrats wanting to up their game!)
  • Scandinavian boxes (Spiff up your camp!)
  • Sewing hats (Every outfit is better with a hat!)
  • Short-sleeved Italian gown (Just right for Pennsic!)
  • Viking humor (Who knew?)

Complete descriptions for the classes being offered at Spring AEcademy can be found here:  http://aecademy.net/spring2018/classlist.php

For this session, we will be using two sites: one is a church with typical classrooms;  the other is a fire hall with one large open room.  

Having two kitchens means that those wishing to teach hands-on cooking classes will be able to do so without interfering with lunch prep. The fire hall is especially suited for multi-hour, messy classes.

Brewers will be pleased to learn that the fire hall will allow us to offer a Brewers’ Guild Roundtable

For the martially inclined, we have a large, flat open field that can accommodate any number of fighters and fencers.

In addition, Duchess Ilish is already working to line up a stellar slate of classes for our Youth Track. We welcome classes taught by our youthful artisans as well as for them.

I hope you will consider sharing your knowledge, skills, and passions with AEthelmearc by teaching a class (or two!)

To register your class, please visit   http://www.aecademy.net/registration/index.php?submit=+On+to+Registration+ and fill in the requested information.

The class schedules for recent sessions of AEcademy have filled up more than a month before the event. To avoid disappointment, please don’t wait to register your class … sign up TODAY!

Have something in mind that’s a little out-of-the-box? Write to me at   ae.aecademy@aethelmearc.org

Yours, in Service to the Arts and Æthelmearc,
Mistress Alicia Langland, Chancellor, Æthelmearc Æcademy