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West Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister

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As Arts & Sciences Minister, I encourage and support all activities in pursuit of Medieval and Renaissance Arts & Sciences. Everyone is welcome to enjoy all aspects of these endeavors and is highly encouraged to become involved ~ learn something new, teach something you love, hone your skills. SCA Arts & Sciences are all the crafts, skills, and technologies practiced in the time period and cultures that the SCA covers.

Official duties include coordinating the efforts of Principality, Baronial and Shire Arts & Sciences officers, and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study. The A&S Minister also assists the Chronicler in confirming the validity of research presented to the membership in publication form.  The Arts & Sciences Minister will hold competitions, host classes, and reach out to local groups & guilds to encourage all skills. Please share your stories, ideas, methods and we will post them as inspiration.


Pentathlon Competition for West Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion

Five Entries

Practical Science: A science that is not necessarily a trade. Includes making textiles, cooking, weaving, brewing.

Technical Science: A science that is a trade or would require learning from a professional. Includes woodwork, metalwork, leatherwork, glasswork

Performing Art: An art you present to an audience. May be original or period

Fine Art: A visual art used primarily or solely for aesthetic beauty. Includes clothing, calligraphy, oil painting, illumination, needlework.

Research Paper or Masterwork: A substantial piece of academic writing using independent research into a topic with a description of the findings of that research. Or a piece using at least 3 of the 4 previous categories. 

Arts & Sciences Resources

Arts & Sciences Complete Handbook

Arts & Sciences Ministers Information
Championship
Competition Guidelines
Collegium Occidentalis Website
Order of the Golden Poppy
West Kingdom Guilds

 

Sign up to teach by submitting this form: Volunteer sign up form

 
Classes you would like to attend

A spreadsheet to propose classes you would be interested in attending has been started by a member of the Populace, Brigit the Chaste - soon this will be a form on this website.