Minister of Arts & Sciences

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Name: Minister of Arts & Sciences
Date registered: January 31, 2017

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  1. A&S: Making Leather Shoes — March 15, 2017
  2. A&S: Pennsic University Roundtable — March 14, 2017
  3. A&S: Osenstitch Viking Embroidery — March 14, 2017
  4. A&S: Scribal Gallery — March 3, 2017
  5. A&S: Tabard Making — February 21, 2017

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A&S: Making Leather Shoes

This two part class will cover the making of a simple shoe. Part one will cover patterning, measuring, and sewing methods. Part two will cover assembly, soles, and fitting. Please note shoes cannot be completed in the allotted two hours at meeting, so homework will be expected, upwards of 8 hours for the actual construction. …

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A&S: Pennsic University Roundtable

Pennsic University is truly an academic “one of a kind.” It can also be daunting for a newcomer and sometimes something of a coin flip for seasoned alumni. This will be an open discussion on topics such as how to choose classes, how to keep track of schedules during what is always a hectic two …

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A&S: Osenstitch Viking Embroidery

This class will feature the Osenstitch and variations that was found in the Birka and Ousegate digs. The class will go over a brief history of the find and area. The embroidery is based off of Anges Geijer’s doctorate thesis on the Birka dig and her sketches of the embroidery stitch. We will also do …

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A&S: Scribal Gallery

There will be a Scribal Gallery to show off all of the amazing pieces of art the good gentles of our Barony have given away freely. If you have one or a few of these pieces of art made by the hands of someone in our Barony, I invite you to bring your Illuminations to …

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A&S: Tabard Making

Learn how to make you own Cleftlands tabard or just a tabard in general. Date: May 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM. Instructor: Baroness Madelaine Bouvier

A&S: Making Padded Armor/Gambeson

Are you interested in making padded armor, or a gambeson? Come check out this class! Date: March 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM. Instructor: Lord Ectheo of Cleftlands

A&S: Making Temple Rings

Learn to make a type of jewelry worn by medieval Rus and Slav women. Students will leave class with at least one pair of temple rings.There will be kits for $5 for at least 10 students. Auditors welcome. Students who have their own wire cutters and round nose pliers are encouraged to bring them. Youth …

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A&S: Storytelling for Kids

Designed FOR youth, this is designed to bring out the inner ham that resides in nearly every kid. Every kid knows a story. Every kid can tell a story. This is a “Bardic Safe Zone” where the audience is forgiving and encouraging, goofs and flubs and false starts are forgiven, and a few simple tips, …

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A&S: Basic hand sewing

Learn the basics of hand sewing. Which needle to use, tying knots, stitches and more. Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM Instructors: Baroness Madelane, THL Pietro and Baroness Constanza Ages: 12+

A&S: String Theory, Properties of Vibrating String

How do vibrating-string instruments really work? For players (and aspiring players) of plucked, strummed, and bowed string instruments, an understanding of the “what’s really going on physically” can be very enlightening. Practical tips for technique and practice will also be shared. Class will also include a discussion of the medieval understanding of what was going …

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A&S: How to live like a viking and dress like a viking

This class will help those who are looking into the Viking persona. From how they actually lived: hunting, housing, etc…  to what they wore. Date: Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM Instructor: Viscountess Isgerdr Gulkarr Ages: 12+

A&S: Sewing Round Table

What is in your traveling sewing kit?  Things that are handy when traveling to and event. Date: Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM Instructor: Baroness Madeleine Bouvier

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A&S: How to speak forsoothely

Add a nice touch to your persona by speaking much like they did in period. A little practice makes a lot of fun. Date: March 8, 2017 Instructor: THL Brendan O Corraidhe

A&S: Knife Maintenance and Sharpening

This class will teach you how to care for your knives. Sharpening techniques and basic maintenance is what every cook should learn to keep your culinary tools at their best. Date: Wednesday March 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 PM Instructor: Master Oliver Stillman Ages: 18+  

A&S: How to teach a class

Tips on how to teach a class. From handouts to getting over the jitters. Really, it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Come and discover the fun in teaching. Date: Wednesday March 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 PM Instructor: Mistress Tyzes Sofia (Zsof)

A&S: Research in the SCA

Weather you are researching to enter a research paper in the A&S competition or you are just researching for a persona. This class will help teach you the tools that are available. Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017 @ 8:00 PM Instructor: Mistress Milesent Vibert

A&S: So, about the A&S Faire?

If you have wondered about the A&S Faire and the process of entering or perhaps how to improve your entry from Regional to Kingdom competition, please come and ask questions or discuss the process. Date: Wednesdays February 8, 2017 @ 8:00 PM. Instructor: Baron Edward Brackenburye      

A&S: Preparing for Kingdom A&S Faire

Have you ever thought about entering an A&S faire and wondered what it was like, or perhaps wondered what you might do before Kingdom to be more prepared as an entrant?  If so, please come tonight for a round table discussion on those and related topics. Date: Wednesday June 17, 2015 @ 7:30 PM Instructors/Moderators: …

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A&S: Body Movement

Whether you dance, sing, tell stories, play an instrument or just want to be stunning in a houppelande, being comfortable with your body, it’s movement limitations and unique qualities, will make your capacity to strut your stuff that much better. This isn’t an exercise class, or a dance class, although we will be starting with …

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