Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Aleksandra Lavrovna
Date: October 17 , 2015
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on October 17th 2015
Site closes at: 12:00 AM
Seattle Scottish Rite Center
1207 North 152nd Street
Shoreline, WA 98133
Baron Stefan and Baroness Emmelina of Madrone invite the
populace of the Barony, Canton of Porte de l’Eau, College of Saint
Bunstable, their guests, neighbors and allies to a Grand Banquet.
This year we celebrate the Barony reaching its “Ultimate Answer”
birthday. Yes, Madrone is 42!
The day’s activities include:
Classes! Comedia del Arte with Master Owen the Merry, Edible
Garnishes with Baroness Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir, Italian
Renaissance Painting Practices & Style with Marquessa
Court of Their Excellencies,
culminating in feasting on an Italian Renaissance menu from
Scappi prepared by the renowned Madrone Culinary Guild.
Dinner will be served promptly. All other times subject to
10:00 – Gate opens
11:00 – Banquet Hall & upstairs lobby open for socializing,
games & dancing
12:00 – Baroness Bergdis – edible garnishes. What
you make, you’ll get to eat later.
12:30 – 1:30 – Master Owen the Merry – Commedia
dell Arte – Explore the basics of this unique period theater form.
Commedia is a mix of masks, archetypal characters and plots, and
1:00 – 2:30 – Mrq Laurellen – Italian Renaissance
Painting Practices & Style – Much of what we study in the SCA
is informed by extant two-dimensional art. Often, oil painting –
which gained popularity in the late 15th century, becomes primary
documentation for recreated clothing and other cultural artifacts.
The paintings themselves, however, are a window into how oil
painting both evolved from illumination practices of the previous
centuries and retained those foundational methods while evolving
through the 16th century. This class will begin with a discussion
of the materials used by High Renaissance masters such as Leonardo
da Vinci and will focus on the methods of the Northern Italian
painters during the early part of the 16th century. Demonstrations
on supports, grounds, tools and equipment, pigments-into-paints,
and the glazing process will be used to support the discussion.
Lastly, the discussion and demonstration will touch on the
compositional process of the High Renaissance masters. No prior
painting experience is necessary!
3:00 – 5:00 – Court with grand processional in upstairs
lobby & lodge room
4:00 – Banquet hall closes for table set
5:15 – Banquet hall reopens for seating
6:00 pm – Dinner is served!
After dinner – assistance with clean-up, dish washing &
loading of culinary equipment *very* appreciated
10:00 – Site closes
The event will be held at Scottish Rite Center located at 1207
North 152nd Street Shoreline, WA 98133
Site Opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM
Site Fee (18 & over): $15.00 ($5 NMS applies)
Feast Fee: $13.00 (please note: Due to the constraints of the
Banquet we are unable to provide children’s pricing for feast)
To Reserve your feast seat (remember they are limited and we
sell out quickly), email your reservation to Sarra the Brave at
with the following information for EACH person attending: Modern
name, SCA name, Membership number & exp date, & Vegetarian
Y/N. She will acknowledge your reservation and provide
instructions on where to send payment. ALL reservations must
be pre-paid. Please make checks payable to SCA, Inc. Barony of
Please contact the reservation agent with any food allergy
questions. Allergy accommodation may be possible by
advance arrangement, but cannot be handled the day of the
Event Steward: Baroness Aleksandra Lavrovna (JoAnna Buxton)