Bunch o’Classes FAQ

What should we expect & what should be expected from us for these Classes.

Most classes will be a relaxed lecture style, with hands on stuff if appropriate. 2 hours would tend to be hands on, 1 hour tends to be a lecture type class.

You are expected to turn up at the start of class, listen, answer questions if you can, not interrupt unless appropriate and on topic, give the teacher respect, and participate in any workshops. If you need to bring anything it will be indicated in the class descriptions (coming out soon).

How quickly do classes fill up?
All classes are on a ‘depends who turns up’ basis, except the leatherworking one. If we have 4 people or 20 people then we run the class for that many people, so there’s no fear that you will be locked out of any class you want to attend.

How easy is it to walk/Bus fom the station?
Walking: it’s uphill from Dulwich Hill Station, and reasonably flat from Lewisham. My advice would be to catch one of the buses that will drop you off on Marrickville road. Where are you travelling from?

Do I wear casual clothes or garb?
Casual clothes. Keep in mind that some workshops may involve mess or moving around, so wear approriate clothing.

How do I pay?
You can pay me in person, or on the day. A bank transfer may be possible if you prefer, please contact me.

Bunch o’Classes – Dates, location, and bookings, oh my! (13+14 Jul 2013)

an illumination of a carpenter at work with his wife spinning in the backgroundRowany Bunch o’Classes is on again. Come along for a weekend of collegia in a variety of A&S areas, including costuming, cooking, fibre crafts, and learn from some of Rowany’s skillful artisans.

Classes include:

  • Period spice mixes for cooking (take home a sample to try)
  • How to make straw and raffia hats
  • Men’s 14th century purses (a practical workshop, with 10 places only, bookings essential)
  • How to put together a late period bodice and what to do once you have a pattern (layers, construction techniques, finishing)
  • 14th century part songs
  • How to draft and fit sleeves
  • Cover thy head: veils, caps and how to wear them
  • Bread making in period

See the current timetable. Never been to a Bunch o’Classes event? Check out our FAQ.

Details

Date: July 13&14, 10am-4pm each day.

Price (includes a light lunch):

  • $15 per day for adults
  • $10 per day for children (note there are no child specific classes, although children are welcome to join any class. There is also a library adjacent to the hall)
  • Add $5 if you are not a member.

Location: Seaview St Hall, Seaview st, Dulwich Hill.
There’s plenty of nearby parking, and convenient public transport.

Bookings to:Clara van de Maes, karinne.taylor@gmail.com

Bunch o’Classes – Change of date (13+14 Jul 2013)

an illumination of a carpenter at work with his wife spinning in the backgroundNow that College War has been cancelled I’m changing the date of Bunch o’classes. The original date, 15&16 June, is the weekend before the College’s exam week and so many of our newer members who are interested and would benefit from the event would not be able to attend.

The new date for Bunch o’classes is 13&14 July so that the Collegians can attend.

A teaser on some of the classes on offer:

  • Period spice mixes for cooking
  • How to make hats
  • Knitting in period
  • Men’s 14th century purses (a workshop, you’ll make one on the day)
  • How to put together a late period bodice – what to do once you have a pattern (layers, construction techniques, finishing)
  • How to draft and fit sleeves
  • Cover thy head: veils, caps and how to wear them
  • Bread making in period

All other details to follow.

Clara van de Maes

 

Bunch o’Classes (Jun 2013)

an illumination of a carpenter at work with his wife spinning in the backgroundRowany Bunch o’Classes is on again. Come along for a weekend of collegia in a variety of A&S areas, including costuming, cooking, fibre crafts, and learn from some of Rowany’s skillful artisans.

At this stage we’re looking for teachers. If you’d like to teach a class or a practical workshop then contact the organiser. If you don’t have a specific class idea, but would like to contribute, then have a look at the list of skills pulled together under the Rowany Academy Areas of Study and see if there’s something you know how to do that others may benefit from learning.

We’ll also be recognising the first Artisans of the Rowany Academy, in the various areas of study of the Academy.

Details

Date: June 15 & 16, 10am-4pm each day.

Location: TBC (somewhere in the Inner West of Sydney)

Price: TBC once we have a venue, probably around $10 per day for members, $15 for non-members

Organiser and bookings: Clara van de Maes, karinne.taylor@gmail.com