Arts and Sciences
Welcome to the fun world of Arts and Sciences!
In the Society for Creative Anachronism, we strive to recreate the middle ages and Renaissance. One of the ways this is done is through our Arts and Sciences - the creation of things and the use of things.
The Arts and Sciences includes many things including: garb (costume), millinery, armouring, woodwork, embroidery, painting & drawing, calligraphy & illimination, cooking, brewing, music & singing, dancing, games, gardening, textile making, silversmithing, metal work, jewelry making, as well as archery and rapier fighting - just to name a few!
To help us in this, we have Arts and Sciences Officers. The job of the A&S Officer is to help aid, guide and encourage and in the recognition of our Artisans. If you are interested in a particular area of the Arts and Sciences, then contact our A&S Officer and they can tell you if there is someone local who can help you!
Other ways of getting involved in Arts and Sciences is through competitions, workshops, gossip and garbs, and the annual Innilgard Winter A&S Collegium. Each year, we invite Laurels to visit and teach. The A&S Collegium CD is compiled annually, by . This fund raiser helps towards the cost of our visiting teachers.
There are also specific A&S Guilds within the SCA. Active Guilds in Innilgard are:
Worshipful Company of Broiderers, Lochac Royal Guild of Defence (mainly Rapier), Painters and Limners, Woodworkers Guild, Bards Troubadours and Jongleurs, Brewers, Vitners and Imbibers, and the College of Scribes.
The following Arts and Sciences competitions are scheduled for March and April:
At the MARSHAL'S TOURNEY 17 March 2013:
- Handmade fastening or fastenings
- A tooled leather item or items.
Also, there will be something a little different - Marshal's Tourney A&S Competition
"Unto the populace, I Magnus the Falconer with the leave of Fionn O'Mara, the Baronial Arts and Sciences minister propose the following challenge for the Marshal's Tourney on the 17th of March. As the format of the tourney is to be fought by teams of two, in order to make life easier for the heralds and list officer each team is invited (but not required) to enter under a team name for the event. Names should be based on heraldry of the form "Fieldless a ((CHARGE)) ((TINCTURE))" with the option of modernising the name suitably. For Example a team could enter under the badge "Fieldless an Annulet Or" and choose to be referred to as the Golden Rings. On this day there will be an A&S Competition for “Badges, in any style, to show allegiance to a team of fighters”. The badge should clearly show the heraldry of the team supported. Entries will be judged by the normal A&S judging criteria with the addition of up to 3 bonus points for canting arms or interesting match of idea’s between heraldry and badge."
At the ROYAL TAVERN FEAST 27 April 2013
- Flavoured alcohol
- Best dance
- New World food or recipe
Please remember that it is VITAL that you provide the appropriate paperwork with each A&S entry. Forms can be found here.
Each entry needs to have an entry form, a judging form and a comments form attached. Kingdom A&S judging guidelines are used to help allocate points for entries. Items entered in the Kingdom A&S Competitions are judged on the following Criteria and judges may award up to 10 points for each:
Documentation, Authenticity, Creativity/Plausibility, Workmanship, Complexity.
Don't forget that there are also Kingdom level competitions being regularly run, and that there is a Laurel's Prize Tourney run at Festival. Entering your work gives you an opportunity to get valuable feedback. Please contact me if you have any queries or would like to know more.