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.


As of Nov 15th, classes at the Social/Fighter Practice are on hold over the holidays. Classes will resume after the New Years! Look forward to a new schedule in late Dec or early January. If there is something you wish to teach or wish to learn, please contact THL Theodoric the Scholar, Deputy MoAS

Arts and Sciences Minister Wanted:

A&S MINISTER JOB OPENING: I will be stepping down as A&S Minister at our Championships (at Candlemas), in February. To that end, Their Excellencies, our Baronial Seneschal, and myself are soliciting applications for this wonderful office. It is, seriously, one of my most favorite offices in all of the SCA. It's a rewarding and manageable way to contribute to the Barony and work with our amazing artisans. If you are interested in becoming the next A&S minister of Dragon's Laire, please send a letter of application and an SCA resume to Their Excellencies, our Baronial Seneschal, and myself. Deadline for applications is Twelfth Night with the idea that the person who will take over from me can have the chance to assist in organizing our Championships in February. The office consists, mainly, of reporting on A&S activities by people in the Barony, monthly, at each business meeting; quarterly reports to Kingdom about activities, organizing and running the Baronial A&S and Bardic Championships and Scholars Papers at Candlemas, and organizing the A&S Village at June Faire, each year. Additional duties, as applicable, may include but are not limited to special small projects as interest and ability allows. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

I remain, In Service to Dragon's Laire and An Tir,
Marquessa Laurellen de Brandevin Baronial A&S Minister

Sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List on 12/18/2016