Artisan Hands, A Series by one of ours, THL Theordoric. This picture features the marvelous work of Marquessa Laurellen (© 2012 Derek Lyons)

Arts and Sciences

Although Martial activities are perhaps the most visible aspect of SCA life, study of the Arts and Sciences supports every facet of life in the Current Middle Ages. Without them life would be both less colorful and less comfortable. What would happen to the pageantry of court and tournament with out the skills of costumers, musicians, and craftsmen in disciplines like banner making, metalwork, woodwork, calligraphy and illumination? What would the feast be without the culinary arts, dancing or the bardic arts?

Many arts and science activities are scheduled each month in the Barony. We have arts and sciences activities at nearly every social and get-together, and there are Guild meetings and workshops held each month. See the Baronial calendar for more information.

Classes

Classes are held almost weekly at every Baronial Social/Fighter Practice at the VFW Hall (Sometimes we miss a week!). Want to take part? Try out an upcoming presentation? Convene a round table discussion on a topic of interest? Bring some books to show? Have an idea or wish for a class? Contact the arts and sciences/bardic minister, Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol.

Upcoming Classes

DateTopicInstructor(s)
Oct 17 Inkle Weaving 101 Dame Gwen the Potter and Marquessa Laurellen
Inkle looms, while not period looms, and a great tool for doing tape weaving. This will be a mostly demo class. If after the class, a student is interested in getting their own loom and start Inkle Weaving, we can set up further practice sessions.
Oct 24 Intro to A&S Competitions Dame Gwen the Potter
The time to prepare for the Spring Arts and Sciences competitions, both Kingdom and local, is now! Learn basic general information on how to enter, how to write documentation, and how to display and present.
Oct 31 No classes
Happy Halloween!
Nov 7 Norse Embroidery Magistra Aelianora
Nov 14 How to be an Event Steward Master Renart
Nov 21 No classes
Open for practice on new skills!
Nov 28 How to Go to a Feast Lady Jess
Dec 5 Beginning SCA Garb Roundtable Led by Lady Jess
Learn basics that can apply to many types of SCA garb. The roundtable will be joined by lots of folks who have a lot of experience making clothing. Panelists will bring examples of garb for participants to examine.
Dec 12 Food and Drink in the Middle Ages Countess Elisabeth
A brief introduction to what people consumed in the Middle Ages and how it changed over time.