SCA Arts and Sciences are all the crafts, skills, and technologies practiced in the time period and cultures that the SCA covers. SCA participants are able to pursue a wide variety of arts and sciences depending on individual interests and resources.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to enter the BTY A&S Competition on May 11, 2013.
Minister of Arts and Science:
Our current Minister of Arts and Science is Lady Clarice Alienor Neep. The Minister is available to answer any questions you may have.Contact the Minster of Arts and Science
Arts and Science Night in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr
An Arts and Science night is held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Barony’s regular fighter practice at Reid Park. The Arts and Science night gives the populace the opportunity to share and explore their various interests. Details about the upcoming Arts and Science night can be found on the calendar.
Many informal arts and science gatherings are held throughout the Barony, as well. Groups with similar interests such as calligraphy and illumination, music performance, dance, and fiber arts gather regularly in homes and at Fighter Practice.
Guilds and Groups
Interested in painting or calligraphy? Want to learn more about how those lovely scrolls that get handed out at court are made? Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-9 pm at the Patrick Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center, 1100 South Alvernon Way. The building is on the northwest corner of 22nd and Alvernon. The parking lot is accessed from southbound Alvernon. Walk up the big metal bridge towards the building and turn right at the top. Go to the double doors and knock if they aren’t propped open. We are open to scribes of all levels of talent and experience. Come even if you don’t have any paints or ink. We have stuff for you to borrow. Garb is not required. Keep up to date with all the scribal happenings, date changes, and scroll requests by joining the scriptorium yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BTYScriptorium.
For more information, contact the Baronial Scribe.
Mistress Elaine and Sir Wulfere teach English and Italian Country and Court dances regularly at our Baronial Fighter Practice (Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Reid Park) and selected A&S Nights. For more information, please contact Mistress Elaine Oo Llansteffan. Middle Eastern dance is also informally taught at Fighter Practice. Please follow the sound of drums or join in with the dancing ladies.
Tir Ysgithr Twisters
The Twisters are a Fiber Arts based group that meet at our Baronial Fighter Practice, which is held every Tuesday evening starting at 7:00 pm at Reid Park (SW corner of 22nd and Country Club). The group learns and practices spinning, weaving, lucet, naalbinding and many other fiber based crafts. For more information contact Lady Mishia MacBain.
Cooks’ Guild is a gathering of those interested in period cooking and recipes. Each month, a different food theme is chosen and participants are encouraged to prepare and bring a dish following the theme to share. Cooks’ Guild meets the fourth Wednesday of every month, starting at 7:30 pm (with very few exceptions…usually the third Wednesday in November to avoid Thanksgiving, and at times not held in December to avoid Christmas. Site changes monthly. Please contact Mistress Marta.
Heraldry Hut is held on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:30 pm. This is an opportunity for gentles throughout the kingdom to consult with our Kingdom Submissions Herald, Mistress Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, on a suitable SCA Name, Device or Badge. For directions or more information please contact Mistress Marta.